The octopus : a story of California
    (1986)

    Fiction

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    FICTION/NORRIS,F

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PUBLISHED
New York, N.Y., U.S.A. : Penguin Books, 1986
DESCRIPTION
xxxiv, 656 pages ; 20 cm
ISBN/ISSN
9780140187700, 0140390405, 9780140390407, 0140187707, 9780140187700
LANGUAGE
English
NOTES

A Note on the Text -- Introduction -- The Octopus -- Suggestions for Further Reading

The Pacific and Southern Railroad engages in corrupt legislation to rob the farmers of their savings from the wheat crops. A grim harvest of death and disillusionment, and financial and moral ruin is yielded. Deals with the war between the wheat grower and the railroad trust. When the railroad owners try to rob the farmers of their crops, one farmer compromises his beliefs and suffers in the late 19th century. Based on an actual violent dispute in California's Great Central Valley, 'The Octopus' (1901) depicts the clash between classic opposing interests of the Progressive Era -- the farmers and the land-hungry railroads that distributed their wheat