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Frank Norris (1) (1870–1902)

Autor(a) de McTeague: A Story of San Francisco

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About the Author

Considered one of the leading pioneers in American Naturalism, Frank Norris is read and studied for his vivid and honest depiction of life at the beginning of a lusty and developing new century. Born in Chicago, he moved to San Francisco with his well-to-do family when he was 14 and went on to mostrar mais attend the University of California and Harvard University before becoming a war correspondent in South Africa and Cuba. His early apprentice work consisted mostly of rather unremarkable adventure stories, but with the long-gestating McTeague: A Story of San Francisco (1899), he struck a new note. That powerful study of avarice in a seedy section of the Bay Area may well be Norris's masterpiece. The Octopus (1901), the first of Norris's projected Epic of the Wheat series, deals with the raising of wheat in California and the struggle of ranchers against the railroads, while The Pit (1903) is a novel about speculation on the Chicago wheat exchange. Unfortunately, Norris died suddenly after an operation for appendicitis. Like Stephen Crane, a writer with whom Norris is frequently compared, Norris died too young to fulfill his considerable promise, but he has more than held his own ground among turn-of-the-century writers whose works have lived. One reason may be that he took his craft as a writer seriously, as is shown by his posthumously published Responsibilities of the Novelist and Other Literary Essays (1903) and The Literary Criticism of Frank Norris, edited by Donald Pizer. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos
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Obras de Frank Norris

McTeague: A Story of San Francisco (1899) — Autor — 1,507 cópias
The Pit: A Story of Chicago (1903) 297 cópias
Norris: Novels and Essays (1986) 273 cópias
Vandover and the Brute (1914) 48 cópias
Blix (1899) 26 cópias
Moran of the Lady Letty (2002) 14 cópias
A Man's Woman (2011) 11 cópias
Greed [1924 film] (1924) — Screenwriter — 11 cópias
Collected Letters (1986) 8 cópias
A Deal in Wheat (2007) 7 cópias
The Surrender of Santiago (1917) 5 cópias
The Third Circle (1923) 4 cópias
The Joyous Miracle (2005) 3 cópias
The Letters of Frank Norris (1956) 3 cópias
The Ship That Saw a Ghost (1996) 2 cópias
Responsibilities Of The Novelist (2008) 1 exemplar(es)
Articles and Sketches 1 exemplar(es)
Yvernelle (2007) 1 exemplar(es)
Collected Writings 1 exemplar(es)
Frank Norris of "The Wave" (1972) 1 exemplar(es)
The Octopus, Volume II 1 exemplar(es)

Associated Works

Victorian Nightmares (1977) — Contribuinte — 161 cópias
An Anthology of Famous American Stories (1953) — Contribuinte — 140 cópias
American Fantastic Tales: Boxed Set (2009) — Contribuinte — 92 cópias
The Vampire Omnibus (1995) — Contribuinte — 80 cópias
San Francisco Noir 2: The Classics (2009) — Contribuinte — 47 cópias
Horrors unknown (1971) — Contribuinte — 42 cópias
American gothic : An anthology 1787–1916 (1999) — Contribuinte — 26 cópias


Conhecimento Comum

Nome padrão
Norris, Frank
Nome de batismo
Norris, Benjamin Franklin
Data de nascimento
Data de falecimento
Local de enterro
Mountain View Cemetery, Oakland, California, USA
Local de nascimento
Chicago, Illinois, USA
Local de falecimento
San Francisco, California, USA
Causa da morte
Locais de residência
San Francisco, California, USA
Harvard University (BA|1895)
University of California, Berkeley
Académie Julian
Norris, Charles G. (brother)
Phi Gamma Delta
Skull & Keys
Pequena biografia
Benjamin Franklin "Frank" Norris Jr. (March 5, 1870 – October 25, 1902) was an American journalist and novelist during the Progressive Era, whose fiction was predominantly in the naturalist genre. His notable works include McTeague: A Story of San Francisco (1899), The Octopus: A Story of California (1901) and The Pit (1903).



The Octopus Place em Le Salon Littéraire du Peuple pour le Peuple (Outubro 2009)


Probably not a bad read for its time but it hasn't aged well. Simplistic and very sad depiction of a couple's self-induced deterioration and collapse.
colligan | outras 29 resenhas | Dec 28, 2022 |
This is a book about what greed does to people. McTeague was raised by a miner in poverty conditions; he takes off with an itinerant dentist where he learns dentistry and settles in the late 1800's in San Francisco and builds up a practice. He meets Trina who right before they are married wins a $5000 lottery prize. He met Trina through her cousin, Marcus, who lived in McTeague's apartment building. Marcus was somewhat in love with Trina but "gives her over" to McTeague. The marriage is happy at first, but Trina refuses to use any of the $5000 and becomes ever more miserly. The greedier she becomes, things begin to fall apart. The marriage is eventually over, McTeague loses his position, and the ending is about as grim as it gets. A book about the stupidity, greed, and selfishness of humans.

A pretty good story, but the narrative is dated with long sentences, too much detail, etc.
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maryreinert | outras 29 resenhas | Dec 13, 2022 |
A reread for me, but I got so much more out of it this time around. The characterization was entertaining: McTeague the brute and his wife Trina, Maria and Zerkow... these characters seemed to live their lives"like a candle in the wind," as Elton John would say. Motivated by greed, they fairly drive themselves towards self-destruction. The ending gave me a visual that I'll recall when remembering this book.
burritapal | outras 29 resenhas | Oct 23, 2022 |
I read this on Stephen King's suggestion in On Writing. It was wonderfully unusual. Brutal and sort of funny and unexpected. It felt like Steinbeck meets Hardy, before tumbling into Cormac McCarthy territory.
invisiblecityzen | outras 29 resenhas | Mar 13, 2022 |



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