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The Jungle - Upton Sinclair, Eric Schlosser, Charles Burns
The Jungle
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Upton Sinclair's dramatic and deeply moving story exposed the brutal conditions in the Chicago stockyards at the turn of the nineteenth century and brought into sharp moral focus the apalling odds against which immigrants and other working people struggled for their share of the American dream.... show more
Upton Sinclair's dramatic and deeply moving story exposed the brutal conditions in the Chicago stockyards at the turn of the nineteenth century and brought into sharp moral focus the apalling odds against which immigrants and other working people struggled for their share of the American dream. Denounced by the conservative press as an un-American libel on the meatpacking industry, the book was championed by more progressive thinkers, including then president Theodore Roosevelt, and was a major catalyst to the passing of the Pure Food and Meat Inspection act, which has tremendous impact to this day.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780143039587 (014303958X)
Publisher: Penguin Classics
Pages no: 388
Edition language: English
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Fangirl Moments and My Two Cents
Fangirl Moments and My Two Cents rated it
4.0 The Jungle
This book makes me appreciate not living through those times. It's horrific all that they went through. They try and try and try and just end up more impoverished. This story is about an immigrant family moving to Chicago after the Industrial Revolution. Factories were where most found work. Th...
Bookstooge's Reviews On the Road
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4.5 The Jungle (Classic) DNF@ 30%
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Ladybug's Doodles
Ladybug's Doodles rated it
2.0 The Jungle
This was a good book up till the last 9 chapters or so. I became disgusted with Jurgis when he just up and leaves his family to their fate when his son dies. When Jurgis comes back he is upset a family member is a prostitute now. What did he expect? The book then devolves into why socialism is the b...
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4.0 The Horror of "The Jungle"
Imagine yourself standing in a puddle of blood, covering the entire floor. All around you is corpses, the dead hanging from the ceiling to bleed dry. The smell is so nauseous you don’t understand how such a disgusting mess turns into food for the people. This isn't a horror story or perhaps it is… ...
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4.0 Jungle: The Uncensored Original Edition
Imagine yourself standing in a puddle of blood, covering the entire floor. All around you is corpses, the dead hanging from the ceiling to bleed dry. The smell is so nauseous you don’t understand how such a disgusting mess turns into food for the people. This isn't a horror story or perhaps it is…Up...
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