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Frank Norris (I) (1870–1902)


Turn-of-the-20th-century American author, whose starkly realistic works, too strong for readers of his time, are today acclaimed as classics ("McTeague," "The Octopus"). A handsome intellectual, of a wealthy family, his brilliant, promising career was cut off tragically when he died, aged only 32, of peritonitis following a burst appendix, leaving... See more trivia »

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 2014 Frank Norris's Two Hearts That Beat as One (Short) (original story)
 1993 Great Performances (TV Series) (novel "McTeague" - 1 episode)
- The Real McTeague: A Synthesis of Forms (1993) ... (novel "McTeague")
 1924 Greed (from the American classic "McTeague" by)
 1922 Moran of the Lady Letty (from the novel by)
 1916 Life's Whirlpool (novel "McTeague")
 1915 The Octopus (Short) (novel)
 1914 The Pit (novel)
 1914 Desert Gold (Short) (novel "McTeague")
 1909 A Corner in Wheat (Short) (novel "The Pit" - uncredited)

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I never truckled. I never took off the hat to Fashion and held it out for pennies. I told them the truth. They liked it or they didn't like it. What had that to do with me? I told them the truth!


His novel "The Pit" was published posthumously in 1903. See more »

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