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Description - Jungle by Upton Sinclair

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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Book Details

ISBN: 9780812976236
ISBN-10: 0812976231
Format: Paperback
(201mm x 135mm x 23mm)
Pages: 416
Imprint: Modern Library Inc
Publisher: Random House USA Inc
Publish Date: 4-May-2006
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Upton Sinclair

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.

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