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Frank Norris Novels


Held at: Princeton University Library: Manuscripts Division [Contact Us]

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Norris, Frank, 1907-1967

Frank Norris was an American novelist active during the Progressive Era and writing predominantly in the naturalist genre.

The collection consists of two works of fiction by Norris (Princeton Class of 1929), including a typescript with holograph corrections and two sets of galley proofs for Nutro 29 (1950), and a typescript with holograph corrections and a bound proof copy for Tower in the West (1957).

Publications by Norris: Nutro 29 (NY: Rinehart, 1950), Tower in the West (NY: Harper, 1957).

Gift of author.

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Folder inventory prepared by Gregory Kohles '2013 in 2011.

No appraisal information is available.

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The collection is open for research.

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Collection Inventory

Nutro 29, Typescript, 1949. 2 folders.
Physical Description

2 folders

Nutro 29, Galley Proofs, 1950. 2 folders.
Physical Description

2 folders

Tower In The West, Bound Proof, 1957. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Tower In The West, Typescript With Holographic Corrections, 1957. 2 folders.
Physical Description

2 folders

Tower In The West, Autograph Manuscript of Last Chapter, 1957. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

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