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The Pit: A Story of Chicago, by Frank Norris
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is a novel by American author Frank Norris (1870 – 1902), set in the wheat speculation trading pits at the Chicago Board of Trade Building.
A greedy businessman begins speculating in the commodities market and becomes more and more obsessed and reckless in his trading, while the fortunes of farmers and small investors hang in the balance.
Meanwhile, his independent-minded young wife contemplates an affair with a former suitor.
Published by Grant Richards in 1903.
No dust jacket. The spine is slightly torn, otherwise the book is in good condition. Binding is intact.
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