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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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The horrifying conditions of the Chicago stockyards are revealed through this narrative of Jurgis Rudkus, a young Lithuanian immigrant, as he struggles to build a new life for himself in America, in a new edition of the controversial 1906 novel that launched a government investigation and profound social change. Reissue.

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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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Product Details

ISBN:
9780553897791
Publisher:
Bantam
Subject:
Classics
Introduction:
Dickstein, Morris
Author:
Upton, Sinclair
Author:
Morris Dickstein
Author:
Sinclair, Upton
Author:
Dickstein, Morris
Subject:
Fiction-Classics
Subject:
Fiction : Classics
Subject:
American fiction (fictional works by one author)
Subject:
Novels and novellas
Subject:
American
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
19810901
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
349

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Product details 349 pages Random House Publishing Group - English 9780553897791 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , The horrifying conditions of the Chicago stockyards are revealed through this narrative of Jurgis Rudkus, a young Lithuanian immigrant, as he struggles to build a new life for himself in America, in a new edition of the controversial 1906 novel that launched a government investigation and profound social change. Reissue.
"Synopsis" by , 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.

From the Trade Paperback edition.

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