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With help from CliffsNotes on The Jungle,you explore one of the first American social protest novels. At first look, the novel is a gritty investigation into the meatpacking industry; however, it evolves into a challenge to the policies and beliefs of our political organizations at the beginning of the 20th century.
This concise supplement to Upton Sinclair's The Junglehelps you understand the overall structure of the novel, actions and motivations of the characters, and the social and cultural perspectives of the author. Other features that help you study include
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About the Author
Richard Wasowski earned his M.A. from Ohio State University and teaches secondary English in Ashland.
Table of Contents
Sinclair's Life and Career.
Background in Social History.
The Jungle as Propaganda.
List of Characters.
A Brief Synopsis.
Summaries and Commentaries.
Review Questions and Theme Topics.