Frank Norris Biography

This Biography consists of approximately 16 pages of information about the life of Frank Norris.
This section contains 4,569 words
(approx. 16 pages at 300 words per page)
Buy the Frank Norris Biography

Authors and Artists for Young Adults on Frank Norris

Although he died less than five years after publishing his first novel, Frank Norris stands as one of the key figures of early twentieth-century American literature. In novels such as McTeague: A Story of San Francisco and The Octopus: A Story of California, Norris pioneered the use of realistic settings, violent conflicts, and working-class characters who were often portrayed as victims of their environment. These elements placed him in the literary movement known as American naturalism, alongside such authors as Jack London, Stephen Crane, and Theodore Dreiser. What distinguished Norris, according to Warren French in his Frank Norris, was that "his inside knowledge of the leisure class .... made it possible for him to escape the effects of the kind of impoverished childhood suffered by many 'realistic' and 'naturalistic' novelists who could not speak without envy or rancor of conditions Norris took for granted. While many writers have studied...

(read more)

This section contains 4,569 words
(approx. 16 pages at 300 words per page)
Buy the Frank Norris Biography
Copyrights
Gale
Frank Norris from Gale. ©2005-2006 Thomson Gale, a part of the Thomson Corporation. All rights reserved.
Follow Us on Facebook