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The Jungle - (Bantam Classics) by Upton Sinclair (Paperback)

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Highlights

  • In this powerful book we enter the world of Jurgis Rudkus, a young Lithuanian immigrant who arrives in America fired with dreams of wealth, freedom, and opportunity.
  • About the Author: Jane Jacobs is one of the most original economic and sociological thinkers of our day.
  • 400 Pages
  • Fiction + Literature Genres, Classics
  • Series Name: Bantam Classics

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About the Book



Upton Sinclair's The Jungle is a vivid portrait of life and death in a turn-of-the-century American meat-packing factory. A grim indictment that led to government regulations of the food industry, The Jungle is Sinclair's extraordinary contribution to literature and social reform.



Book Synopsis



In this powerful book we enter the world of Jurgis Rudkus, a young Lithuanian immigrant who arrives in America fired with dreams of wealth, freedom, and opportunity. And we discover, with him, the astonishing truth about "packingtown," the busy, flourishing, filthy Chicago stockyards, where new world visions perish in a jungle of human suffering. Upton Sinclair, master of the "muckraking" novel, here explores the workingman's lot at the turn of the century: the backbreaking labor, the injustices of "wage-slavery," the bewildering chaos of urban life. The Jungle, a story so shocking that it launched a government investigation, recreates this startling chapter if our history in unflinching detail. Always a vigorous champion on political reform, Sinclair is also a gripping storyteller, and his 1906 novel stands as one of the most important -- and moving -- works in the literature of social change.



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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 Shaw



About the Author



Jane Jacobs is one of the most original economic and sociological thinkers of our day. Her books include the classic The Death and Life of Great American Cities and, most recently, The Nature of Economies, both of which are available in Modern Library clothbound editions. She lives in Toronto.
Dimensions (Overall): 7.06 Inches (H) x 4.26 Inches (W) x .9 Inches (D)
Weight: .42 Pounds
Suggested Age: 22 Years and Up
Number of Pages: 400
Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres
Sub-Genre: Classics
Series Title: Bantam Classics
Publisher: Bantam Classics
Format: Paperback
Author: Upton Sinclair
Language: English
Street Date: September 1, 1981
TCIN: 11994749
UPC: 9780553212457
Item Number (DPCI): 248-32-0602
Origin: Made in the USA or Imported
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Estimated ship dimensions: 0.9 inches length x 4.26 inches width x 7.06 inches height
Estimated ship weight: 0.42 pounds
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