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Frank Norris - American Writers 68

Frank Norris - American Writers 68: University of Minnesota Pamphlets on American Writers

Copyright Date: 1968
Edition: NED - New edition
Pages: 48
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    Frank Norris - American Writers 68
    Book Description:

    Frank Norris. To meet a need which had been felt for some time both in the United States and abroad, the pamphlet series, the University of Minnesota Pamphlets on American Writers, was established in 1959. By providing readable critical introductions to American Writers, the pamphlets were designed to meet the needs and tastes of mature students and readers of imaginative literature throughout the world.

    eISBN: 978-0-8166-5188-7
    Subjects: History

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  1. Front Matter
    (pp. 1-4)
  2. Frank Norris
    (pp. 5-45)

    Frank Norris’ name is much better known today than anything he ever wrote. The manuals of American literature bestow measured praise onMcTeague(1899) andThe Octopus(1901), note thatThe Pit(1903) was a relative failure, and mention the posthumousVandover and the Brute(1914). They go on to report that Norris introduced French naturalism into American fiction, discovered the talent of Theodore Dreiser, and influenced legislation designed to curb the railroad monopolies.

    A more complete account would have to include a long, pseudoromantic narrative in verse calledYvernelle: A Legend of Feudal France(published in 1892 while Norris...

  3. Selected Bibliography
    (pp. 46-47)