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The rough and tumble of the `Pit' is paralleled by a story about an innocent maiden.
As he did with the farmers in "the Octopus", he gives the characters a complexity in that they can be both sympathetic victims and exploiters.
And it’s that fully realized setting which makes this great novel come to life as an exciting American story.
The Pit is the second novel in Frank Norris’s Epic of the Wheat, an unfinished trilogy meant to portray the production, distribution, and consumption of a crop of American wheat. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Louis Foster
I ordered the Penguin Classics copy of this novel and it is not even close to being that version. In addition, it was supposed to be in "good condition" and there are... Read morePublished 19 months ago by Rey and Gabrielle
Norris, who died suddenly the year before this book actually hit the reading public, never had a chance to explain what he was up to, and while critics hailed it at the time, it... Read morePublished 20 months ago by Peter A. Greene
This is a classic novel about ego, business and financial speculation. Its about the rise of a grain trader in Chicago who gradually gets "bigger" in the business until he finally... Read morePublished 22 months ago by Mark bennett
The book arrived in excellent condition - and the print and size was exactly what I was looking for. I am very pleased with this purchase.Published on January 28, 2012 by Allan Knee
Except for the language and gender roles, which date this book from its publication in 1902, The Pit could have been written about any form of speculation to which greedy... Read morePublished on July 17, 2009 by Graceann Macleod
The Pit was obviously not written recently. With its dated language and pre-PC attitudes toward sex and gender roles, it portrays a simpler time. Read morePublished on January 12, 2003 by Charles Miller
norris thrilled me as a junior in high school with realism. "The Pit" my recent read some 17years after highschool can only be understood by someone that has gone... Read morePublished on September 8, 1999