The Jungle: A Penguin Enriched eBook Classic

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Penguin, Nov 25, 2008 - Social Science - 448 pages
3 Reviews
Upton Sinclair's dramatic and deeply moving story exposed the brutal conditions in the Chicago stockyards at the turn of the nineteenth century and brought into sharp moral focus the appalling odds against which immigrants and other working people struggled for their share of the American dream. Denounced by the conservative press as an un-American libel on the meatpacking industry, the book was championed by more progressive thinkers, including then President Theodore Roosevelt, and was a major catalyst to the passing of the Pure Food and Meat Inspection act, which has tremendous impact to this day.

Enriched eBook Features Editor Jonathan Beecher Field provides the following specially commissioned features for this Enriched eBook Classic:

* Chronology

* Filmography (and the 1914 The Jungle Film Poster)

* Early Twentieth-Century Reviews of The Jungle

* Suggestions for Further Reading

* The Jungle and the Pure Food and Drug Act of 1906

* The Jungle Book Cover Designs

* Federal Food and Drugs Act of 1906

* Immigrants and the Meatpacking Industry, Then and Now

* Images of the Chicago Stockyards

* Images of Cuts of Beef and Pork

* Enriched eBook Notes

The enriched eBook format invites readers to go beyond the pages of these beloved works and gain more insight into the life and times of an author and the period in which the book was originally written for a rich reading experience.

 

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Review: The Jungle

User Review  - Rene - Christianbook.com

My son is not much of a reader, but at school they are reading segments of this book together, and he can't get enough of it. I'm not sure of the spiritual message, but it seems to have a good ethical angle. Read full review

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User Review  - GregMiller - LibraryThing

Sinclair is famously noted for claimin that in this book he "aimed for the heart, and hit the stomach," because of the outrage produced over his (true) depiction of the handling of animal carcasses ... Read full review

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Contents

A Note on the Text
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THE JUNGLE
3
Chapter 1
5
Chapter 2
27
Chapter 3
39
Chapter 4
53
Chapter 5
67
Chapter 6
79
Chapter 16
185
Chapter 17
195
Chapter 18
207
Chapter 19
219
Chapter 20
230
Chapter 21
242
Chapter 22
253
Chapter 23
266

Chapter 7
90
Chapter 8
102
Chapter 9
111
Chapter 10
121
Chapter 11
132
Chapter 12
143
Chapetr 13
152
Chapter 14
162
Chapter 15
170
Chapter 24
278
Chapter 25
293
Chapter 26
316
Chapter 27
335
Chapter 28
351
Chapter 29
368
Chapter 30
378
Chapter 31
393
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