By (author) Upton Sinclair
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Jungle by Upton Sinclair
Book DescriptionEnriched Classics offer readers accessible editions of great works of literature enhanced by helpful notes and commentary. Each book includes educational tools alongside the text, enabling students and readers alike to gain a deeper and more developed understanding of the writer and their work. Upton Sinclair's unflinching chronicle of crushing poverty and oppression set in Chicago in the early 1900s. A landmark work of social commentary, Sinclair's work diligently exposes the inhumane and brutal sides of capitalism. Enriched Classics enhance your engagement by introducing and explaining the historical and cultural significance of the work, the author's personal history, and what impact this book had on subsequent scholarship. Each book includes discussion questions that help clarify and reinforce major themes and reading recommendations for further research. Read with confidence.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780743487627
(171mm x 106mm x 25mm)
Imprint: Simon & Schuster
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Publish Date: 1-May-2004
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Upton Sinclair
Money Changers, Paperback (March 2009)
Originally published in 1908, this cautionary novel from the author of The Jungle explores corruption within the American system as a group of power brokers joins forces for personal gain, triggering a crash on Wall Street.
Metropolis, Paperback / softback (March 2009)» View all books by Upton Sinclair
In this 1907 novel about the extravagant life of New York Citys high society, the author of The Jungle, presents a richly detailed portrait of the wealthy elite of The Metropolis.
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Author Biography - Upton Sinclair
Upton Sinclair was born in Baltimore in September 1878. His father moved the family to New York City in 1888. Although his own family was extremely poor, he spent periods of time living with his wealthy grandparents. He later argued that witnessing these extremes turned him into a socialist. Sinclair funded his college education by writing stories for newspapers and magazines. Sinclair's first novel was published in 1901. Sinclair was extremely active in socialist politics throughout his life. His novel Dragon's Teeth (1942) on the rise of Nazism won him the Pulitzer Prize. By the time Upton Sinclair died in 1968, he had published more than ninety books.
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