Vandover and the Brute

Vandover and the Brute

by Frank Norris

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Product Details

BN ID: 2940000731802
Publisher: B&R Samizdat Express
Publication date: 10/20/2012
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 1,134,288
File size: 626 KB

About the Author

Professor of English and Director, Center for American Studies, Indiana University-purdue University at Indianapolis, Warren French has written or edited eleven books, including studies of Steinbeck, Norris, and Salinger, and The Social Novel at the End of an Era.

Table of Contents

Frank Norris: A Brief Chronology
A Note on the Text

Vandover and the Brute

Appendix A: Norris, Naturalism, and the Novel

  1. Frank Norris, “Zola as a Romantic Writer” The Wave (27 June 1896)
  2. From Émile Zola, “The Experimental Novel,” The Experimental Novel and Other Essays (1893)
  3. From Frank Norris, “The Responsibilities of the Novelist,” The Responsibilities of the Novelist (1903)
  4. From Frank Norris, “The Novel with a ‘Purpose,’” The Responsibilities of the Novelist (1903)

Appendix B: Gender, Evolution, and Degeneration

  1. Frank Norris, “Western City Types: The ‘Fast’ Girl” The Wave (9 May 1896)
  2. From Joseph Le Conte,  Evolution: Its Nature, Its Evidences, and Its Relation to Religious Thought (1899)
  3. From Max Nordau, from Degeneration (1895)

Appendix C: Visual Contexts

  1. Luis Ricardo Falero, Witches Going to the Their Sabbath (1878)
  2. Philippe-Jacques Van Bree, The Harem Bath
  3. Jean-Léon Gérôme, The Great Bath at Bursa, Turkey (1885)
  4. Jean-Léon Gérôme, Thirst (1888)
  5. Images of Gibson Girls

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