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Jungle - 81 edition

ISBN13: 978-0553210569

ISBN13: 978-0553210569
ISBN10: 0553210564
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Edition/Copyright: 81
Publisher: Bantam Books, Inc.
Published: 1981
International: No

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Jungle - 81 edition

ISBN13: 978-0553210569

Upton Sinclair

ISBN13: 978-0553210569
ISBN10: 0553210564
Cover type:
Edition/Copyright: 81
Publisher: Bantam Books, Inc.

Published: 1981
International: No
Summary

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 of 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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