Cover of: The jungle | Upton Sinclair

About the Book

Upton Sinclair's dramatic and deeply moving story exposed the brutal conditions in the Chicago stockyards at the turn of the nineteenth century and brought into sharp moral focus the appalling odds against which immigrants and other working people struggled for their share of the American dream. Denounced by the conservative press as an un-American libel on the meatpacking industry, the book was championed by more progressive thinkers, including then President Theodore Roosevelt, and was a major catalyst to the passing of the Pure Food and Meat Inspection act, which has tremendous impact to this day.

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 523-526).

Series A Norton critical edition
Genre Fiction.


Dewey Decimal Class 813/.52
Library of Congress PS3537.I85 J85 2003

The Physical Object

Pagination xii, 526 p. ;
Number of pages 526

ID Numbers

Open Library OL3561303M
Internet Archive jungleauthoritat00sinc
ISBN 10 039397779X
LC Control Number 2002026536
Library Thing 3414
Goodreads 54855

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