Penguin Classics; Reissue edition (April 2, 1985)

The Jungle (The Penguin American Library)

Author: Upton Sinclair

“Practically alone among the American writers of his generation, [Sinclair] put to the American public the fundamental questions raised by capitalism in such a way that they could not escape them.” —Edmund Wilson

When it was first published in 1906, The Jungle exposed the inhumane conditions of Chicago’s stockyards and the laborer’s struggle against industry and “wage slavery.” It was an immediate bestseller and led to new regulations that forever changed workers’ rights and the meatpacking industry. A direct descendant of Dickens’s Hard Times, it remains the most influential workingman’s novel in American literature.

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Paperback: 448 pages

Publication Date: April 2, 1985

Publisher: Penguin Classics

Author: Upton Sinclair

ISBN-13: 978-0140390315

Series: The Penguin American Library

Genres: Politics & Social Sciences, Politics & Government