The Jungle

By Upton Sinclair, Upton Sinclair

The Jungle is a 1906 novel written by the Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Upton Sinclair (1878-1968). Upton Sinclair wrote the novel to portray the changing lives of immigrants traveling to the United States and landing in Chicago or other industrialized cities.

Sinclair exposed shocking government and business corruption in this 1906 best seller. He worked undercover in the meatpacking Chicago stockyards to describe in true detail the horrific conditions among workers and the food they produced.

His work, intended as a message to promote socialism, instead caused changes in the food industry with laws signed by Theodore Roosevelt as the Pure Food and Drug Act and the Meat Inspection Act. "I aimed at the public's heart," Sinclair wrote, "and by accident hit its stomach."

"I aimed at the public's heart and by accident hit its stomach." - Upton Sinclair "The Uncle Tom's Cabin of wage slavery." - Jack London
"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

"Even now, more than a century after its publication, The Jungle remains a gut punch. In this masterful adaptation, Kristina Gehrmann takes an unflinching look at the rot festering at the core of our contemporary world, reminding us that Sinclair's parable is as topical and relevant as it's ever been." --Aubrey Sitterson, writer, The Comic Book Story of Professional Wrestling and No One Left to Fight



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ISBN: 9780486419237

About the Paperback

Publisher Dover Publications
Publish date 11/09/2001
Pages 320
ISBN-13 9780486419237
ISBN-10 0486419231
Language English

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