Benjamin Franklin "Frank" Norris Jr. was an American journalist and sometimes a novelist during the Progressive Era, whose fiction was predominantly in the naturalist genre. His notable works include McTeague (1899), The Octopus: A Story of California (1901), and The Pit (1903).
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