Story: A greedy capitalist tycoon tries to corner the world market on wheat. As a result, the price of bread doubles, pushing the masses into poverty.
The story is partly inspired by the classic novel The Pit, first published in 1903, as the second book of The Epic of the Wheat trilogy, written by the American journalist and novelist, Frank Norris. Would you like to read the book?
Major accolades received by A Corner in Wheat (1909)
- Selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant”.
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Frank Norris: The Pit
– first published in 1903 –