9780486419237

The Jungle

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  • ISBN13:

    9780486419237

  • ISBN10:

    0486419231

  • Edition: Unabridged
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 11/9/2001
  • Publisher: Dover Publications

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Summary

1906 bestseller shockingly reveals intolerable labor practices and unsanitary working conditions in the Chicago stockyards as it tells the brutally grim story of a Slavic family that emigrates to America full of optimism but soon descends into numbing poverty, moral degradation, and despair. A fiercely realistic American classic that will haunt readers long after they've finished the last page.

Author Biography

Upton Sinclair was a prolific author, committed socialist, and political activist who gained enormous popularity when his 1906 novel The Jungle exposed conditions in the U.S. meat-packing industry. In 1943, he earned a Pulitzer Prize for his series tale, Dragon's Teeth.

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