Additional Resources for The Octopus by Frank Norris

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Hochman, Barbara, The Art of Frank Norris, Storyteller, University of Missouri Press, 1988.

Hochman's area of expertise is the age of American
Realism: here she drives home Norris' importance to
the development of American literature.

Hussman, Lawrence E., Harbringers of a Century: The Novels of Frank Norris, Modern American Literature series, Vol. 21, Peter Lang Publishing Company, 1999.

This major new work examines Norris' philosophy,
especially as it regards materialism, and puts his
thoughts into the context of the facts of his life.

Orsi, Richard J., "The Octopus Reconsidered: The Southern Pacific and Agricultural Modernization in California, 1865-1915," in California Historical Quarterly, Vol. 54, No. 3, 1975.

Orsi uses the perspective of time to see how the
events of the novel reflected the situation in California
at the turn of the century.

West, Lon, Deconstructing Frank Norris' Fiction: The Male-Female Dialectic, Peter Lang Publishing Co., 1998.

West's book goes beyond the standard examinations
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