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The Jungle

 
 
 
 
The Jungle
Author: Upton Sinclair
ISBN 13: 9780451528049
ISBN 10: 451528042
Edition: Reissue
Publisher: Signet
Publication Date: 1950
Format: Paperback
Pages: 404
List Price: N/A
 
 

This dramatic exposi of the Chicago meat-packing industry prompted an investigation by Theodore Roosevelt which culminated in the pure-food legislation of 1906.

New York Times Book Review

Mr. Sinclair in The Jungle has given the world a close, a striking, and, we may say, in many ways a brilliant study of the great industries of Chicago. . . . The language Mr. Sinclair employs is appropriate to the scene, the action, and the characters of his drama. . . . The experienced reader will at once perceive that Mr. Sinclair has taken Zola for his model. The likeness is more than striking -- it fairly forces itself upon the attention of the reader. . . .He has not written a second Uncle Tom's Cabin. -- New York Times review, March 1906; Books of the Century