American Naturalist and Realist Writers

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The list author says: "The early twentieth century was a study in contrasts: large corporate interests (much like today's) squared off against small farmers, tradesmen,and retailers. The Railroad was a symbol of corporate greed, and was savaged by Frank Norris in The Octopus. John Dos Passos depicted the greed of the huge corporation (his father was a corporate lawyer who defended trusts) in his USA Trilogy.
Theodore Dreiser criticized corporate America in "The Financier" and "The Titan." The "Muckrakers" of the early 20th century, like Ida Tarbell ("The History of the Standard Oil Company") and Upton Sinclair ("The Jungle") focused on the abuses of power by corporate America. Sinclair Lewis...the first American to be awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature... wrote uncompromisingly candid stories about the lives of small-minded people in small towns: "Babbit", "Main Street," "Dodsworth.""
The Octopus: A California Story
1.  The Octopus: A California Story by Frank Norris
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  "Part of a trilogy on the power of the railroad against the grain farmers of California. Norris died at the age of 32 of a ruptured appendix before he could complete the trilogy."
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McTeague
2.  McTeague by Frank Norris
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The Pit: a Story of Chicago
3.  The Pit: a Story of Chicago by Frank Norris
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Complete Works of Frank Norris: A Deal in Wheat. the Wife of Chino. a Bargain with Peg-Leg. the Passing of Cockeye Blacklock. a Memorandum of Sudden ... of Slick Dick Nickerson. the Ship That Saw
4.  Complete Works of Frank Norris: A Deal in Wheat. the Wife of Chino. a Bargain with Peg-Leg. the Passing of Cockeye Blacklock. a Memorandum of Sudden ... of Slick Dick Nickerson. the Ship That Saw by Frank Norris
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U.S.A.: The 42nd Parallel / 1919 / The Big Money (Library of America)
5.  U.S.A.: The 42nd Parallel / 1919 / The Big Money (Library of America) by John dosPassos
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The 42nd Parallel: Volume One of the U.S.A. Trilogy
6.  The 42nd Parallel: Volume One of the U.S.A. Trilogy by John dosPassos
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1919: Volume Two of the U.S.A. Trilogy
7.  1919: Volume Two of the U.S.A. Trilogy by John dosPassos
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The Big Money: Volume Three of the U.S.A. Trilogy
8.  The Big Money: Volume Three of the U.S.A. Trilogy by John dosPassos
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Novels and Social Writings: The People of the Abyss / The Road / The Iron Heel / Martin Eden / John Barleycorn (Library of America)
9.  Novels and Social Writings: The People of the Abyss / The Road / The Iron Heel / Martin Eden / John Barleycorn (Library of America) by Jack London
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  ""The Iron Heel" was a dystopian novel like "1984" and "Animal Farm" with a totalitarian view of the U.S.  People of the Abyss was based on London's own experience while down and out, while "John Barleycorn" dealt with alcoholism, which would eventualy kill Jack London at the age of 40."
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The Titan (Part of The Collected Works of Theodore Drieser in 30 Volumes)
10.  The Titan (Part of The Collected Works of Theodore Drieser in 30 Volumes) by Theodore Dreiser
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  "Theodore Dreiser was an early 20th century novelist whose works, including "An American Tragedy" and "Sister Carrie," were noted for their contribution to the naturalist genre."
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The Financier (Part of The Collected Works of Theodore Drieser in 30 Volumes)
11.  The Financier (Part of The Collected Works of Theodore Drieser in 30 Volumes) by Theodore Dreiser
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The Jungle : The Uncensored Original Edition
12.  The Jungle : The Uncensored Original Edition by Upton Sinclair
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Works of Upton Sinclair. The Jungle, King Midas, The Moneychangers, The Metropolis, King Coal, Sylvia's Marriage, They Call Me Carpenter & more (Mobi Collected Works)
13.  Works of Upton Sinclair. The Jungle, King Midas, The Moneychangers, The Metropolis, King Coal, Sylvia's Marriage, They Call Me Carpenter & more (Mobi Collected Works) by Upton Sinclair
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William Dean Howells and the Ends of Realism (Studies in Major Literary Authors)
14.  William Dean Howells and the Ends of Realism (Studies in Major Literary Authors) by Paul Abeln
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Works of William Dean Howells. The Rise of Silas Lapham, A Hazard of New Fortunes, The Lady of the Aroostook, Indian Summer, A Modern Instance and more (Mobi Collected Works)
15.  Works of William Dean Howells. The Rise of Silas Lapham, A Hazard of New Fortunes, The Lady of the Aroostook, Indian Summer, A Modern Instance and more (Mobi Collected Works) by William Dean Howells
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  "His 1885 novel The Rise of Silas Lapham is perhaps his best known, describing the rise and fall of an American entrepreneur of the paint business. His social views were also strongly represented in the novels Annie Kilburn (1888) and A Hazard of New Fortunes (1890). He was particularly outraged by the trials resulting from the Haymarket Riot."
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Babbit
16.  Babbit by Sinclair Lewis
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Lewis: Main Street and Babbitt (Library of America)
17.  Lewis: Main Street and Babbitt (Library of America) by Sinclair Lewis
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Arrowsmith, Elmer Gantry, Dodsworth (Library of America #133)
18.  Arrowsmith, Elmer Gantry, Dodsworth (Library of America #133) by Sinclair Lewis
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Essential Bierce: A Selection of the Writings of Ambrose Bierce (Essential) (California Legacy)
19.  Essential Bierce: A Selection of the Writings of Ambrose Bierce (Essential) (California Legacy) by Ambrose Bierce
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Oil
20.  Oil by Upton Sinclair
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  "Reportedly the inspiration for the Daniel Day Lewis movie "There Will be Blood."
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The shame of the cities
21.  The shame of the cities by Lincoln Steffens
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