Coverart for item
The Resource Vandover and the brute, Frank Norris ; edited by Russ Castronovo

Vandover and the brute, Frank Norris ; edited by Russ Castronovo

Label
Vandover and the brute
Title
Vandover and the brute
Statement of responsibility
Frank Norris ; edited by Russ Castronovo
Creator
Contributor
Author
Editor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Written circa 1894-95 but only published posthumously in 1914, Frank Norris's Vandover and the Brute presents an unflinching portrait of unconventional sexuality, moral dissolution, and physical degeneration. In the setting of turn-of-the-century San Francisco depicted in Vandover, disaster encompasses far more than the vivid accounts of shipwreck or fire that appear in the novel. The slow wasting away of characters who contract syphilis, the suicide of a young girl, and the murder of a man clinging to a lifeboat fascinate readers today as much as they did a century ago, when this scandalous novel was first published. The most complete wreck is Vandover himself, whose artistic talents and constitution collapse after orgies of drink and sexual abandon. Russ Castronovo's new edition gathers historical materials on literary naturalism, gender and criminality, and the visual culture of the late nineteenth century
Member of
Cataloging source
NLC
Dewey number
813/.4
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS2472
LC item number
.V36 2015
Literary form
novels
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Broadview editions
Label
Vandover and the brute, Frank Norris ; edited by Russ Castronovo
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 299-301)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Frank Norris : a brief chronology -- A note on the text -- Vandover and the Brute -- Appendix A : Norris, naturalism, and the novel: "Zola as a romantic writer," The Wave (27 June 1896) / Frank Norris. From Émile Zola, "The experimental novel," The Experimental Novel and Other Essays (1893). From Frank Norris, "The responsibilities of the novelist," The Responsibilities of the Novelist (1903). From Frank Norris, "The novel with a 'purpose,'" The Responsibilities of the Novelist (1903) -- Appendix B : Gender, evolution, and degeneration: "Western city types : the 'fast' girl," The Wave (9 May 1896). From Joseph Le Conte, "Evolution and the problem of evil," Evolution : Its nature, Its evidences, and Its relation to religious thought (1899). From Max Nordau, Degeneration (1895) -- Appendix C : Visual contexts: Witches going to their sabbath (1878) / Luis Ricardo Falero. The harem bath / Philippe-Jacques Van Bree. The great bath at Bursa, Turkey (1885) / Jean-Léon Gérôme. Thirst (1888) / Jean-Léon Gérôme. Images of Gibson Girls
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
301 pages
Isbn
9781554812394
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)930802811
Label
Vandover and the brute, Frank Norris ; edited by Russ Castronovo
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 299-301)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Frank Norris : a brief chronology -- A note on the text -- Vandover and the Brute -- Appendix A : Norris, naturalism, and the novel: "Zola as a romantic writer," The Wave (27 June 1896) / Frank Norris. From Émile Zola, "The experimental novel," The Experimental Novel and Other Essays (1893). From Frank Norris, "The responsibilities of the novelist," The Responsibilities of the Novelist (1903). From Frank Norris, "The novel with a 'purpose,'" The Responsibilities of the Novelist (1903) -- Appendix B : Gender, evolution, and degeneration: "Western city types : the 'fast' girl," The Wave (9 May 1896). From Joseph Le Conte, "Evolution and the problem of evil," Evolution : Its nature, Its evidences, and Its relation to religious thought (1899). From Max Nordau, Degeneration (1895) -- Appendix C : Visual contexts: Witches going to their sabbath (1878) / Luis Ricardo Falero. The harem bath / Philippe-Jacques Van Bree. The great bath at Bursa, Turkey (1885) / Jean-Léon Gérôme. Thirst (1888) / Jean-Léon Gérôme. Images of Gibson Girls
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
301 pages
Isbn
9781554812394
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)930802811

Library Locations

    • Harold B. Lee Library Brigham Young University, Provo, UT, 84602, US
      40.249156 -111.649242
Processing Feedback ...