The Octopus: A Story of California is a novel written by author Frank Norris. The Octopus is about wheat growers who are in conflict with a railroad company during late 19th century California. The railroad company, controlling the local newspaper, state legislature and the land prove to be a tough force for the local wheat growers to fight against. The Octopus is highly recommended for those who are interested in novels taking place in early California and also those who enjoy the writings of author Frank Norris.
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Review: The Octopus: A Story of California (The Epic of the Wheat #1)User Review - Julianne - Goodreads
This book started off fairly slow to me, as I am not normally one to take interest in books with such a historical perspective. However, as the plot moved along I got really into the story. I ... Read full review
Review: The Octopus: A Story of California (The Epic of the Wheat #1)User Review - Garrett Roads - Goodreads
This may be my favorite book. Anybody want to talk about it? Read full review