The Jungle

By: Upton Sinclair
Published By: Double9 Books
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"The Jungle" by Upton Sinclair is a powerful novel that serves as a scathing critique of capitalism and industrialization in early 20th-century America. Through vivid storytelling, Sinclair exposes the harsh realities faced by immigrants and the working class in the meatpacking industry, shedding light on the corruption and exploitation rampant in society. Set against the backdrop of Chicago's meatpacking district, the novel follows the struggles of Jurgis Rudkus and his family as they endure poverty and hardship in their pursuit of the American Dream. Sinclair's portrayal of the unsanitary conditions and dangerous working conditions faced by workers highlights the dehumanizing effects of industrialization. As a work of social criticism and reform literature, "The Jungle" sparked public outrage and led to significant reforms in food safety regulations and labor laws. Sinclair's expose of the meatpacking industry resonated with readers, shedding light on the need for social justice and economic reform in America. Through its compelling narrative and powerful message, "The Jungle" remains a landmark work of American literature, offering a sobering glimpse into the darker side of the American Dream and the urgent need for societal change.

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Upton Sinclair

American author, political activist, and 1934 Democratic Party candidate for governor of California, Upton Sinclair. (September 20, 1878 - November 25, 1968) produced approximately 100 books and other works across a variety of genres. In the first half of the 20th century, Sinclair's writing was well-known and well-liked, and in 1943, he was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. The Jungle, a famous muckraking novel by Upton Sinclair, exposed working and sanitary conditions in the U.S. meatpacking business in 1906, sparking a public outcry that helped pave the way for the 1906 Pure Food and Drug Act and the Meat Inspection Act, which were both passed a few months later. He authored The Brass Check in 1919, a scathing exposé of American journalism that raised awareness of the problem of "yellow journalism" and the restrictions placed on the "free press" in the country. He was described as "a man with every gift except humor and silence" by Time magazine. To explain why the editors and publishers of the major newspapers in California would not take seriously his plans for old age pensions and other progressive reforms, he used this argument in speeches and the book about his campaign for governor.

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Product Details

  • Publisher: Double 9 Books
  • Publishing Year: 2023
  • Language: English
  • Paperback: 376 Pages
  • ISBN-10: 9357274669
  • ISBN-13: 9789357274661
  • Item Weight: 451.2g
  • Dimension : 216 x 140 x 20.7 mm
  • Country of Origin : India
  • Reading age : 10+
  • Importer: Double 9 Books
  • Packer: Double 9 Books
  • Book Type : Fiction / Classics