Frank Norris

The Octopus

originally published:
New York : Doubleday, Page and Company

We offered this copy of the first edition, in the only known surviving example of the original dustwrapper, in our Catalog 173.


  • Johnson Highspot of American Literature(1901)

reference info

bio notes:
born: 3/5/1870
died: 10/25/1902
born as: Benjamin Franklin Norris
nationality: USA

Novelist and short-story writer who was the first important American author to embrace naturalism. - Merriam-Webster's Encyclopedia of Literature