Oil! (Google eBook)

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Penguin, Dec 18, 2007 - Fiction - 560 pages
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Penguin Books is proud to now be the sole publisher of Oil!, the classic 1927 novel by Upton Sinclair. After writing The Jungle, his scathing indictment of the meatpacking industry, Sinclair turned his sights on the early days of the California oil industry in a highly entertaining story featuring a cavalcade of characters including senators, oil magnets, Hollywood film starlets, and a crusading evangelist.

This lively and panoramic book, which was recently cited by David Denby in the New Yorker as being Sinclair’s “most readable” novel, is now the inspiration for the Paramount Vantage major motion picture, There Will Be Blood. It is the long-awaited film from Paul Thomas Anderson, one of the most admired filmmakers working today whose previous movies, Boogie Nights and Magnolia were both multiple Academy Award nominees. The movie stars Oscar-winner Daniel Day-Lewis (Gangs of New York, My Left Foot) and Paul Dano (Little Miss Sunshine).

Paramount Vantage will be releasing the film in New York and Los Angeles on December 26, 2007 and go nationwide in January. This is the same company responsible for Babel and A Mighty Heart and the current releases, Into the Wild, Margot at the Wedding, and The Kite Runner.

As wars rage on in the oil region and as anxiety over natural resources rise, the subject of this book, which celebrates its 80th anniversary in 2007, is more timely than ever.

  

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User Review  - Larson559 - Target

Bought this book for my husband. He has just started reading it and seems to love it. Read full review

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Just finished this, which was supposed to be the basis for the movie There Will be Blood. To claim that is like believing Sarah Palin consulted Nancy Pelosi concerning her political career. Just didn ... Read full review

Contents

The Ride
1
The Lease
23
The Drilling
51
The Ranch
80
The Revelation
108
The Wildcat
135
The Strike
165
The War
198
The Siren
291
The Monastery
316
The Star
344
The Vacation
377
The Killing
404
The Exposure
427
The Flight
454
The Penalty
479

The Victory
218
The University
239
The Rebel
265
The Dedication
500
The Honeymoon
518
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