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September 7, 2014 | History

The Octopus: A Story of California 61 editions

Cover of: The Octopus by Frank Norris
About the Book

Nominally, a fictional story of the disputes between a railroad and ranchers in California, it was actually a stern critique of the Central Pacific Railroad based on the famous "Mussel Slough Tragedy" where a shootout occurred between railroad men and citizens of a small California town. The Octopus was originally planned to be part one of a three part trilogy, The Epic of the Wheat. Part two, The Pit, was published later but Norris died before completing the third novel.

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61 editions First published in 1901

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Publish date unknown, Buccaneer Books
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Publish date unknown, New American Library
The octopus
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Publish date unknown, Doubleday
The octopus
in English
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Publish date unknown, Nelson
The octopus
in English
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1901, Doubleday
The octopus
in English
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1901, Doubleday
The octopus
in English
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1901, G.N. Morang
The octopus
in English
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1901, Tauchnitz
The octopus
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1901, P. F. Collier
The octopus
in English
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1901, Doubleday, Page & Company
The octopus
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1901, P.F. Collier
The octopus
in English
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1901, Doubleday, Page & co.
The octopus
in English
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1901, Doubleday, Page & Co.
The octopus
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1901, Doubleday & Company
The octopus.
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1903, G.N. Morang
The octopus
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1903, George N. Morang & Co.
The octopus
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1903, Doubleday, Page & co.
The octopus
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1906, Wessels
The octopus
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1906, Wessels
The octopus
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1928, Doubleday, Doran
The octopus
in English
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1938, The Sun Dial Press, inc.
The octopus
in English
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1956, Doubleday & Co.
The octopus
in English
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1957, Sagamore Press
The octopus.
in English
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1957, Sagamore Press
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in English
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1958, Bantam books
The octopus
in English
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1958, Houghton Mifflin
The octopus
in English
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1963, Bantam Books
The octopus
in English
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February 1, 1964, Signet Classics
The Octopus
Paperback
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February 1, 1964, Signet Classics
The Octopus
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February 1, 1964, Signet Classics
The Octopus
Paperback
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February 1, 1964, Signet Classics
The Octopus
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February 1, 1964, Signet Classics
The Octopus
Paperback in English
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February 1, 1964, Signet Classics
The Octopus
Paperback in English
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February 1, 1964, Signet Classics
The Octopus
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February 1, 1964, Signet Classics
The Octopus
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1967, Kennikat
The octopus
in English
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1967, Kennikat Press
The octopus
in English
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October 1968, Airmont Pub Co
Octopus
Paperback in English
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1969, Airmont
The octopus
in English
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June 1971, Bentley Pub
Octopus
Hardcover in English
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1971, R. Bentley
The octopus
in English
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1980, Khudozh. lit-ra
Sprut
in Russian
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June 1980, Bantam Books
Octopus
Paperback
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1981, New American Library
The octopus
in English
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July 1, 1986, Penguin Classics
The Octopus
in English
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1986, Penguin Books
The octopus
in English
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November 1987, Lightyear Press
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Library Binding in English
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August 1, 1994, Penguin Classics
The Octopus
in English
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August 1, 1994, Penguin Classics
The Octopus
Paperback in English
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1995, G.N. Morang
The octopus
Microform in English
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January 30, 1997, Audio Book Contractors
The Octopus
Audio cassette in English - Unabridged edition
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2003, Dover Publications
The octopus
in English
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June 30, 2004, Kessinger Publishing
The Octopus
Paperback in English
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2005, eBooksLib
The Octopus
E-book in English
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2005, Barnes & Noble Books
The Octopus
Paperback
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November 15, 2006, Echo Library
The Octopus
Paperback in English
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July 6, 2007, Dodo Press
The Octopus
Paperback in English
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March 23, 2007, BiblioBazaar
The Octopus
Paperback in English
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November 7, 2007, Filiquarian
The Octopus
Paperback in English
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2009, Penguin USA, Inc.
The Octopus
Electronic resource in English

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