Cover of: The Pit | Frank Norris

The Pit

A Story of Chicago (Twentieth Century Classics)

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Published by Penguin Classics .
Written in English.

About the Book

This classic literary critique of turn-of-the-century capitalism in the United States reveals Norris's powerful story of an obsessed trader intent on cornering the wheat market and the consequences of his unchecked greed.

The Pit was part two of a planned three part trilogy, The Epic of the Wheat (The Octopus was part one), however Norris died before completing the third novel.

First Sentence

could discover no pronounced salience. Yet there was no trace, no suggestion of angularity.

The Physical Object

Format
Paperback
Number of pages
416
Dimensions
7.6 x 5 x 0.8 inches
Weight
10.6 ounces

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL9304503M
ISBN 10
0140187588
ISBN 13
9780140187588
Library Thing
11891
Goodreads
1822446

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