The Octopus: A Story Of California
by Frank Norris
Publisher: Doubleday 1903
Number of pages: 670
This is a turn-of-the-century epic of California wheat farmers struggling against the rapacity of the Pacific and Southwestern Railroad, which will stop at nothing to extend its domination. This is the story of the waning days of the frontier West.
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