The Jungle (Mass Market Paperbound)

By Upton Sinclair, Morris Dickstein (Introduction by)
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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 if 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.

About the Author


Upton Sinclair (1878-1968) connait une enfance pauvre et nomade. A vingt ans, il est correspondant de guerre a Cuba. Rendu celebre par La Jungle, il multiplie les livres coup de poing, denoncant les tares de la societe americaine. Il signe sans doute son chef-d' uvre en 1927 avec Petrole !

Morris Dickstein is Distinguished Professor Emeritus of English and Theatre at the CUNY Graduate Center and the author of Dancing in the Dark, an award-winning cultural history of the Great Depression, and Why Not Say What Happened, a memoir. He lives in New York City

Praise For…


“When people ask me what has happened in my long lifetime I do not refer them to the newspaper files and to the authorities, but to [Sinclair’s] novels.” —George Bernard Shaw

Product Details
ISBN: 9780553212457
ISBN-10: 0553212451
Publisher: Bantam Classics
Publication Date: September 1981
Pages: 400
Language: English