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"PERHAPS THE GREATEST CALIFORNIA NOVEL OF THEM ALL"

NORRIS, Frank. Octopus. New York, 1901.

First edition, first issue, of the first novel in Norris' unfinished trilogy, the only volume in his ambitious epic issued in his lifetime, with the second work, The Pit, still unpublished at his sudden death at 32—a pioneering work that "comes very near to summing up the American experience of economics from the Civil War to 1900." $750.

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"THE FIRST WAVE OF THE AMERICAN NATURALIST MOVEMENT"

NORRIS, Frank. Pit. New York, 1903.

First trade edition of the powerful second volume in Norris' unfinished trilogy—"the best fictional study of the Chicago Board of Trade" and a defining work of American Naturalism—published soon after his sudden death in October 1902. $450.

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