The Jungle

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Courier Corporation, 2001 - Fiction - 290 pages
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An ardent activist, champion of political reform, novelist, and progressive journalist, Upton Sinclair is perhaps best known today for The Jungle — his devastating exposť of the meat-packing industry. A protest novel he privately published in 1906, the book was a shocking revelation of intolerable labor practices and unsanitary working conditions in the Chicago stockyards. It quickly became a bestseller, arousing public sentiment and resulting in such federal legislation as the Pure Food and Drug Act.|The brutally grim story of a Slavic family who emigrates to America, The Jungle tells of their rapid and inexorable descent into numbing poverty, moral degradation, and social and economic despair. Vulnerable and isolated, the family of Jurgis Rudkus struggles — unsuccessfully — to survive in an urban jungle.
A powerful view of turn-of-the-century poverty, graft, and corruption, this fiercely realistic American classic is still required reading in many history and literature classes. It will continue to haunt readers long after they've finished the last page.

 

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Contents

CHAPTER 1
1
CHAPTER 2
17
CHAPTER 3
25
CHAPTER 4
34
CHAPTER 5
44
CHAPTER 6
53
CHAPTER 7
61
CHAPTER 8
69
CHAPTER 17
134
CHAPTER 18
143
CHAPTER 19
151
CHAPTER 20
159
CHAPTER 21
167
CHAPTER 22
175
CHAPTER 23
184
CHAPTER 24
192

CHAPTER 9
75
CHAPTER 10
83
CHAPTER 11
91
CHAPTER 12
98
CHAPTER 13
104
CHAPTER 14
111
CHAPTER 15
117
CHAPTER 16
127
CHAPTER 25
203
CHAPTER 26
220
CHAPTER 27
234
CHAPTER 28
246
CHAPTER 29
258
CHAPTER 30
265
CHAPTER 31
276
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Upton Sinclair was a prolific author, committed socialist, and political activist who gained enormous popularity when his 1906 novel The Jungle exposed conditions in the U.S. meat-packing industry. In 1943, he earned a Pulitzer Prize for his series tale, Dragon's Teeth.

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