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In this powerful book we enter the world of    Jurgis Rudkus, a young Lithuanian immigrant who arrives    in America fired with dreams of wealth, freedom,     and opportunity. And we discover, with him, the    astonishing truth about " packingtown, " the    busy, flourishing, filthy Chicago stockyards, where    new world visions perish in a jungle of human    suffering. Upton Sinclair, master of the    " muckraking" novel, her explores the workingman's    lot at the turn of the century: the backbreaking    labor, the injustices of " wage-slavery, "     the bewildering chaos of urban life. The    Jungle, a story so shocking that it    launched a government investigation, recreates this    startling chapter if our history in unflinching    detail. Always a vigorous champion on political reform,     Sinclair is also a gripping storyteller, and his    1906 novel stands as one of the most important --    and moving — works in the literature of social    change.

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Upton Sinclair's The Jungle is a vivid portrait of life and death in a turn-of-the-century American meat-packing factory. A grim indictment that led to government regulations of the food industry, The Jungle is Sinclair's extraordinary contribution to literature and social reform.

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In this powerful book we enter the world of  Jurgis Rudkus, a young Lithuanian immigrant who arrives  in America fired with dreams of wealth, freedom,  and opportunity. And we discover, with him, the  astonishing truth about "packingtown," the  busy, flourishing, filthy Chicago stockyards, where  new world visions perish in a jungle of human  suffering. Upton Sinclair, master of the  "muckraking" novel, here explores the workingman's  lot at the turn of the century: the backbreaking  labor, the injustices of "wage-slavery,"  the bewildering chaos of urban life. The  Jungle, a story so shocking that it  launched a government investigation, recreates this  startling chapter if our history in unflinching  detail. Always a vigorous champion on political reform,  Sinclair is also a gripping storyteller, and his  1906 novel stands as one of the most important --  and moving — works in the literature of social  change.

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Jane Jacobs is one of the most original economic and sociological thinkers of our day. Her books include the classic The Death and Life of Great American Cities and, most recently, The Nature of Economies, both of which are available in Modern Library clothbound editions. She lives in Toronto.

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renfro, September 30, 2011 (view all comments by renfro)
I read this book several years ago and I haven't looked at meat the same way since. It's a painful look the very hard life faced by immigrants and the shocking conditions found in meat-packing plants around the beginning of the 20th century. Highly recommended.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780553212457
Introduction:
Dickstein, Morris
Author:
Dickstein, Morris
Author:
Sinclair, Upton
Publisher:
Bantam Classics
Location:
New York ;
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
American
Subject:
Novels and novellas
Subject:
American fiction (fictional works by one author)
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Number:
Bantam classic ed.
Edition Description:
Mass market paperback
Series:
Bantam Classics
Series Volume:
76-482
Publication Date:
19810931
Binding:
MASS MARKET
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
400
Dimensions:
7.06x4.26x.90 in. .42 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , Upton Sinclair's The Jungle is a vivid portrait of life and death in a turn-of-the-century American meat-packing factory. A grim indictment that led to government regulations of the food industry, The Jungle is Sinclair's extraordinary contribution to literature and social reform.
"Synopsis" by , In this powerful book we enter the world of  Jurgis Rudkus, a young Lithuanian immigrant who arrives  in America fired with dreams of wealth, freedom,  and opportunity. And we discover, with him, the  astonishing truth about "packingtown," the  busy, flourishing, filthy Chicago stockyards, where  new world visions perish in a jungle of human  suffering. Upton Sinclair, master of the  "muckraking" novel, here explores the workingman's  lot at the turn of the century: the backbreaking  labor, the injustices of "wage-slavery,"  the bewildering chaos of urban life. The  Jungle, a story so shocking that it  launched a government investigation, recreates this  startling chapter if our history in unflinching  detail. Always a vigorous champion on political reform,  Sinclair is also a gripping storyteller, and his  1906 novel stands as one of the most important --  and moving — works in the literature of social  change.
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