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Norris, Frank 1870-1902

Overview
Works: 769 works in 2,573 publications in 14 languages and 81,690 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Psychological fiction  Domestic fiction  Railroad stories  Biography  History  Didactic fiction  Sea stories  Comic books, strips, etc 
Roles: Author, Honoree, Bibliographic antecedent, Editor, Creator
Classifications: PS2472, 813.4
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Most widely held works about Frank Norris
 
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Most widely held works by Frank Norris
The octopus a story of California by Frank Norris( Book )
333 editions published between 1900 and 2014 in 11 languages and held by 7,263 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Deals with the war between the wheat grower and the railroad trust."
McTeague a story of San Francisco by Frank Norris( Book )
263 editions published between 1899 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 6,658 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This book contains the text of the first edition of McTeague and background and sources and criticism of the book
The pit a story of Chicago by Frank Norris( Book )
188 editions published between 1901 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 4,794 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
During the late 1800s, Curtis Jadwin achieves success as a dealer in the Chicago wheat market, only to lose the devotion of his wife
Blix by Frank Norris( )
58 editions published between 1899 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 2,200 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This short 1899 romance was based on Norris's courtship of his wife. It features a San Francisco journalist, Condy Rivers, who falls in love with the daughter of a wealthy family that believes him to be very much beneath her. Willa Cather praised the novel as all wheat and no chaff
Moran of the Lady Letty by Frank Norris( )
58 editions published between 1898 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 2,032 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A lost story by Frank Norris( )
7 editions published between 1996 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,267 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The ship that saw a ghost by Frank Norris( )
6 editions published in 1996 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,265 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The passing of Cock-eye Blacklock by Frank Norris( )
6 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 1,263 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Comida an experience in famine by Frank Norris( )
7 editions published between 1899 and 1995 in English and held by 1,263 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Vandover and the brute by Frank Norris( Book )
63 editions published between 1914 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 1,229 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Set in San Francisco, Vandover is the story of a rich young man who desires to become a great artist but lacks the ambition to do so. Suicide, death, gambling, and a lost fortune swirl around the young man, reducing him to menial work in the very slums he once owned. Vandover is an early example of American literary naturalism
A deal in wheat : and other stories of the new and old West by Frank Norris( Book )
44 editions published between 1903 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,039 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Published after the author's untimely death, this 1904 collection includes stories that originally appeared in publications between 1901 and 1903. The title story was made into the film A Corner in Wheat. Also included are “A Bargain with Peg-Leg, “Two Hearts that Beat as One, and “The Dual Personality of Slick Dick Nickerson
A man's woman by Frank Norris( Book )
49 editions published between 1900 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 852 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An intrepid explorer who returns from an Arctic expedition to earn the love of an independent woman. A naturalist, Frank Norris was intrigued by the new science of psychology, which is reflected in this novel as he attempts to explore the power dynamic in a male-female relationship
Literary criticism of Frank Norris by Frank Norris( Book )
16 editions published between 1964 and 1976 in English and held by 780 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
All of Norris' significant critical writings, including his articles for the "San Francisco Wave", 1896-1897 and selections from a "Chicago American" column
The responsibilities of the novelist, and other literary essays by Frank Norris( Book )
34 editions published between 1903 and 2012 in English and held by 776 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Published posthumously, this 1903 collection of Norris's literary criticism was assembled by his wife Jeanette. In the title essay, Norris argues that serious writers have an obligation to present their readers with the truths of daily life, and not with idle fantasies of romance or escape. He also discusses important issues of western literature and the closing of the American frontier
Representative American short stories by Alexander Jessup( Book )
2 editions published in 1923 in English and held by 418 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The joyous miracle by Frank Norris( Book )
16 editions published between 1906 and 2010 in English and held by 387 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Frank Norris of the Wave : stories & sketches from the San Francisco weekly, 1893 to 1897 by Frank Norris( Book )
25 editions published between 1931 and 1978 in English and held by 340 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The apprenticeship writings of Frank Norris, 1896-1898 by Frank Norris( Book )
6 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 270 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Novels and essays by Frank Norris( Book )
37 editions published between 1980 and 2010 in English and held by 268 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In his brief career -- he died at 32 -- Frank Norris introduced fresh and sometimes shocking elements into American fiction. Inspired by the naturalistic "new novel" developed in France by Zola and Flaubert, he adapted it to American settings, adding his own taste for exciting action and a fascination with the emerging sciences of economics and psychology. Vandover and the brute, set in a vividly described San Francisco, captures with harsh realism the dissipation and decline of a fashionable playboy into virtual bestiality. McTeague (source for Erich von Stroheim's classic film Greed) was a radical departure for its time in its frank treatment of sex, domestic violence and pathological obsession, revealing the dark underside of San Francisco's new middle class. The octopus depicts the epic struggle of strong, ruthless California ranchers with the railroad monopoly and its political machine. Twenty-two essays address theories of literature, the state of American fiction, and the social responsibilities of the artist. The New York Times said, "An opportunity to read, or re-read, in an authentic new edition, the work of one of the trailblazers in American literature
The responsibilities of the novelist: The joyous miracle by Frank Norris( Book )
13 editions published between 1928 and 1992 in English and held by 252 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Frėnk, Norris.
Frėnk, Norris 1870-1902
Norisu, Furanku 1870-1902
Norris, Benjamin Frank.
Norris, Benjamin Franklin.
Norris, Benjamin Franklin 1870-1902
Norris, Frank
Norris, Frank 1870-1902
ノリス, フランク
ノリスフランク 1870-1902
Languages
English (1,221)
Danish (26)
German (22)
Chinese (10)
Japanese (3)
French (3)
Romanian (3)
Swedish (3)
Polish (2)
Persian (1)
Russian (1)
Finnish (1)
Hungarian (1)
Norwegian (1)
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