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The Jungle (Modern Library Paperbacks)

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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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Synopsis:

Jurgis Rudkus, a young Lithuanian immigrant arrives in America fired with dreams of wealth, freedom, and opportunity. Readers 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.

About the Author

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.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780812976236
Author:
Sinclair, Upton
Publisher:
Modern Library
Preface:
Arthur, Anthony
Introduction by:
Jacobs, Jane
Introduction:
Jacobs, Jane
Author:
Arthur, Anthony
Author:
Jacobs, Jane
Afterword by:
Arthur, Anthony
Afterword:
Arthur, Anthony
Subject:
General
Subject:
Immigrants
Subject:
Working class
Subject:
Domestic fiction
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Modern Library Paperbacks
Publication Date:
20060631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
416
Dimensions:
8 x 5.15 x 0.9 in 0.65 lb

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