McTeague: A Story of San Francisco

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A CHRONOLOGY OF FRANK NORRIS
1870 Born Benjamin Franklin Norris, Jr., first-born son of
Benjamin Franklin and Gertrude Doggett Norris, in
Chicago on 5 March.
1878 Norris family tours Europe.
1881 Brother Charles Gilman Norris, a novelist, born.
1884 Norris family moves to Oakland and, shortly afterwards,
to San Francisco; Norris attends Boys' High School.
1886 Norris studies drawing and painting at' the San Francisco Art Association.
1887 Norris family moves to Paris, where Norris enrols in the
Academie Julian and becomes interested in medieval
studies.
1890 Enrols as a special student at the University of California in Berkeley, where he is a member of Phi Gamma Delta social fraternity.
1891 Publishes Yvernelle, an epic poem about French feudalism and romance.
1892 Father leaves family.
1894 Parents divorced; Norris departs University of California
without earning a degree and enrols as a special student
at Harvard University, where he works on drafts of
McTeague and Vandover and the Brute ( 1914)
1895-6 Returns to San Francisco; travels to Johannesburg; suf-
fers an attack of South African fever; returns to San
Francisco and writes for the San Francisco Wave.
1898 Moves to New York City to work for McClure's Magazine,
travels to Key West, Florida, and Cuba to report on the
Spanish-American War, where he contracts malaria;
publishes Moran of the Lady Letty.
1899 Publishes McTeague: A Story of San Francisco and Blix,
becomes a special reader for Doubleday, Page, &
Company, where in 1900 he reads and recommends for
publication Theodore Dreiser Sister Carrie.
1900 Marries Jeannette Black and publishes A Man's Woman.
1901 Visits San Francisco to do research on The Pit and pub-

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Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Acknowledgements v
  • Contents vii
  • Introduction ix
  • Note on the Text xxix
  • Select Bibliography xxx
  • A Chronology of Frank Norris xxxii
  • I 5
  • II 15
  • III 30
  • IV 42
  • V 52
  • VI 71
  • VII 87
  • VIII 103
  • IX 119
  • X 142
  • XI 164
  • XII 185
  • XIII 198
  • XIV 208
  • XV 218
  • XVI 232
  • XVII 246
  • XVIII 252
  • XIX 268
  • XX 289
  • XXI 298
  • XXII 327
  • Explanatory Notes 337
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