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Upton Sinclair's classic brings home the brutal plight of the working class, exposing the corruption and callousness of Corporate America. Just as relevant today as when it was first published.
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"When people ask me what has happened in my long lifetime I do not refer them to the newspaper files and to the authorities, but to [Sinclair's] novels." --George Bernard ShawFrom the Back Cover:
An ardent activist, champion of political reform, novelist, and progressive journalist, Upton Sinclair is perhaps best known today for The Jungle his devastating expose of the meat-packing industry. A protest novel he privately published in 1906, the book was a shocking revelation of intolerable labor practices and unsanitary working conditions in the Chicago stockyards. It quickly became a bestseller, arousing public sentiment and resulting in such federal legislation as the Pure Food and Drug Act.-The brutally grim story of a Slavic family who emigrates to America, The Jungle tells of their rapid and inexorable descent into numbing poverty, moral degradation, and social and economic despair. Vulnerable and isolated, the family of Jurgis Rudkus struggles unsuccessfully to survive in an urban jungle.
A powerful view of turn-of-the-century poverty, graft, and corruption, this fiercely realistic American classic is still required reading in many history and literature classes. It will continue to haunt readers long after they've finished the last page."
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Book Description Brand: Wilder Publications, 2010. Paperback. Condition: BRAND NEW. Seller Inventory # 1617200514_abe_bn
Book Description Wilder Publications, 2010. Paperback. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # DADAX1617200514
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Book Description Wilder Publications, 2010. Paperback. Condition: Brand New. 318 pages. 9.00x6.00x0.80 inches. This item is printed on demand. Seller Inventory # zk1617200514