Frank Norris

Frank Norris

Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, USA
Death 25 Oct 1902 (aged 32)
San Francisco, San Francisco County, California, USA
Burial Oakland, Alameda County, California, USA
Plot Section 12
Memorial ID 764 · View Source
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Western Novelist. Born in Chicago, Illinois. he was an author who was the first important naturalist writer in the United States. He studied art in Paris, France, before attending the University of California at Berkeley, where he began his successful and prolific literary career. Locating to San Francisco during the days of the gold rush, he started writing articles for the Francisco Chronicle. There his short stories and novels grasp the American West during the progressive era. As a journalist and a leader of the Naturalism movement, his notable works included "McTeague" (1899), "The Octopus: A Story of California" (1901) and "The Pit" (1903). He died from an attack of appendicitis at age 32 in San Francisco, California.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith

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Beloved by his brothers in Phi Gamma Delta who cherish his memoryand testify their gratitude for his devotation to the fraternity



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