Cover of: The jungle | Upton Sinclair

About the Book

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.

Edition Notes

Bibliography: p. xxxiii-xxxv.
Previous ed.: New York : Penguin Books, 1974.

Series
The Penguin American library
Genre
Fiction.

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
813/.52
Library of Congress
PS3537.I85 J85 1985

The Physical Object

Pagination
xxxv, 411 p. ;
Number of pages
411

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL2863475M
Internet Archive
jungle00sinc_0
ISBN 10
0140390316
LC Control Number
84026393
Library Thing
3414
Goodreads
581915
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