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978-0-14-018770-0 / 9780140187700

The Octopus: A Story of California (Penguin Twentieth-Century Classics) (v. 1)

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Publisher:Penguin Classics

Edition:Softcover

Language:English

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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. The company controls the local paper, the land, the legislature and, when the farmers organize to protect themselves, even manages to control their representative on the state rate-fixing commission. An unremitting tale of greed and betrayal, originally intended as one-third of Norris' never-completed "Epic of the Wheat" trilogy.

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