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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.

Synopsis:

The narrative of a young immigrant's plight in America exposes the horrifying working conditions in the Chicago meat-packing industry.

About the Author

Upton Sinclair (1878-1968) was born in Baltimore. At age fifteen, he began writing a series of dime novels in order to pay for his education at the City College of New York. He was later accepted to do graduate work at Columbia, and while there he published a number of novels, including The Journal of Arthur Stirling (1903) and Manassas (1904). Sinclair’s breakthrough came in 1906 with the publication of The Jungle, a scathing indictment of the Chicago meat-packing industry. His later works include World’s End (1940), Dragon’s Teeth (1942), which won him a Pulitzer Prize, O Shepherd, Speak! (1949) and Another Pamela (1950).

Ronald Gottesman was born in Boston and earned degrees from the University of Massachusetts and from Colgate and Indiana universities. He has taught literature, film studies, and humanities courses at Northwestern, Indiana, and Rutgers universities, the University of Wisconsin, and the University of Southern California, where for nine years he directed the Center for the Humanities. Founding editor of the Quarterly Review of Film Studies and Humanities in Society, Professor Gottesman is editor and author of many articles and books on literature and film, including three on Upton Sinclair. He is currently completing a Ph.D. in psychoanalysis.

Table of Contents

The Jungle Introduction by Ronald Gottesman

Suggestions for Further Reading

A Note on the Text

The Jungle

Product Details

ISBN:
9780140390315
Introduction:
Gottesman, Ronald
Designed:
Gottesman, Ronald
Introduction by:
Gottesman, Ronald
Introduction:
Gottesman, Ronald
Designed by:
Gottesman, Ronald
Designed:
Gottesman, Ronald
Author:
Sinclair, Upton
Author:
Burns, Charles
Author:
Gottesman, Ronald
Author:
Schlosser, Eric
Publisher:
Penguin Books
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Chicago
Subject:
Immigrants
Subject:
Political fiction
Subject:
Working class
Subject:
Lithuanian Americans.
Subject:
Stockyards.
Subject:
Emigration & Immigration
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Penguin Classics Deluxe Editio
Series Volume:
no. 2276
Publication Date:
19850431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
464
Dimensions:
7.70x5.12x.81 in. .69 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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