The Pit: A Story of Chicago
by Frank Norris (9781605209029)

The Pit: A Story of Chicago
Frank Norris
Release Date: 10 December 1010
Format: Paperback / softback
Pages: 432
Category: Literature & Literary Studies
Publisher: Cosimo Classics
ISBN: 9781605209029
ISBN-10: 1605209023

Like his more famous contemporary Upton Sinclair, American author BENJAMIN FRANKLIN NORRIS, JR. (1870-1902) also highlighted the corruption and greed of corporate monopolies in the late 19th and early 20th centuries... themes that continue to make his work riveting reading more than a century later. The Pit, first published in 1903, is a fictional narrative of the dealing in the Chicago wheat pit, focusing on speculator Curtis Jadwin, who is so addicted to his own greed that it becomes his downfall. The second part of Norris's projected "Trilogy of the Epic of the Wheat," *The Pit is preceded by 1901's The Octopus, also available from Cosimo. (Norris died before he could write the third volume, The Wolf.)

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