Frank Norris

Frank Norris

Frank Norris
1870 -1902

Frank Norris Biography

Frank Norris (1870-1902) was an American novelist and journalist, known for his realistic and naturalistic portrayals of life in the late 19th century. Born in Chicago, Norris attended the University of California, where he studied English and philosophy. After graduation, he worked as a correspondent for various newspapers, including the San Francisco Chronicle and the New York Evening Post.

In 1899, Norris published his first novel, "McTeague," which is considered a masterpiece of American naturalism. The novel tells the story of a dentist in San Francisco who becomes obsessed with money and power, leading to his downfall. Norris continued to write novels, including "The Octopus" (1901), which depicts the struggles of California farmers against the railroad monopoly, and "The Pit" (1903), a novel about the Chicago grain market.

Sadly, Norris died at the young age of 32 from appendicitis, leaving behind a legacy as one of the most important American writers of his time. His works influenced other writers, such as Ernest Hemingway and Upton Sinclair, and his naturalistic style was a precursor to modernism.

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