In what respects is Frank Norris the most thoroughgoing American exponent of literary naturalism as developed by Emile Zola?
How appropriate is the San Francisco setting of McTeague?
What is naturalistic in Norris’s characterization of McTeague? In what ways is he a romantic character?
In the two completed volumes of his trilogy, does Norris oversimplify the relationship of “wheat” and “the machine”?
Does Norris carry out in his novels the responsibilities he outlines in “The Responsibilities of the Novelist”?