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An edition of The Octopus: A Story of California (1901)

The Octopus

A Story of California

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Publisher
Houghton Mifflin
Language
English
Pages
448

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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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Edition Availability
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The Octopus: A Story of California (Twentieth Century Classics)
August 1, 1994, Penguin Classics
Paperback in English
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The Octopus: A Story of California (Penguin Classic)
July 1, 1986, Penguin Classics
in English
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The octopus: a story of California.
1971, R. Bentley
in English
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The octopus: a story of California
1903, George N. Morang & Co.
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The octopus: a story of California
1901, Doubleday, Page & co.
in English
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The octopus: a story of California
1901, Doubleday, Page & Co.

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Boston

Edition Notes

Series
Riverside editions,
Genre
Fiction.

Classifications

Library of Congress
PZ3.N792 O16, PS2472 O16

The Physical Object

Pagination
448 p.
Number of pages
448

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL6242879M
Internet Archive
octopusstoryofca00norr
LC Control Number
58002300
OCLC/WorldCat
2871908

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