Publish date: April 30th 1997
Publisher: University of California Press
Pages no: 528
Edition language: English
This was quite a readable (listenable) story for a novel set (and written) in the Twenties. Upton Sinclair was a prolific author who knew how to spin a tale, even while he was trying to expose the evils of capitalism. Sinclair's socialist beliefs are very much in evidence, but don't let that put you...
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