Frank Norris

Frank Norris

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  • Benjamin Franklin Norris (Frank Norris) was born in 1870 in Chicago Illinois.
  • He was the first important naturalist writer in the U.S
  • He studied painting in Paris for 2 years before deciding that he aspired to be a writer.
  • He was also a news corespondent in South Africa.
  • He was a war correspondent in Cuba for McClure's Magazine in 1898.
  • McTeague
  • His first important novel was McTeague. It was a naturalist work set in San Francisco about a brutal dentist who dies in Death Valley.
  • His most important works, The Octopus and The Pit, were about the distribution and consumption of wheat.
  • They also talked about the struggle of American wheat farmers going against monopolistic railroad corporations.
  • After his death in 1902 at age 32, his novels gave many people insight on Californian life in the turn of the 20th century.
  • His works were made into many plays and operas. They were also rewritten and McTeague was even turned into a film.
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