The Jungle

The Jungle


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  • Paperback
  • ISBN 9780140390315
  • 448 Pages
  • Penguin Classics
  • Adult

Overview

“Practically alone among the American writers of his generation,” wrote Edmund Wilson, “[Sinclair] put to the American public the fundamental questions raised by capitalism in such a way that they could not escape them.” When it was first published in 1906, The Jungle exposed the inhumane conditions of Chicago’s stockyards and the laborer’s struggle against industry and “wage slavery.” It was an immediate bestseller and led to new regulations that forever changed workers’ rights and the meatpacking industry. A direct descendant of Dickens’s Hard Times, it remains the most influential workingman’s novel in American literature.
The Jungle

The Jungle

Upton Sinclair, Introduction by: Ronald Gottesman

Praise

“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

Table of Contents

The JungleIntroduction by Ronald Gottesman
Suggestions for Further Reading
A Note on the Text

The Jungle

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