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Author Sinclair, Upton, 1878-1968.

Title The jungle / Upton Sinclair ; with an introduction by Ronald Gottesman.

Imprint New York : Penguin Books, 1985, c1936.
Publication Info. New York : Penguin Books, 1985.
Location Call No. Status
 95th Street Adult Fiction  F SINCLAIR    AVAILABLE
 Naper Blvd. Adult Fiction  F SINCLAIR    AVAILABLE
 Nichols Adult Fiction  F SINCLAIR    DUE 10-27-20
 Nichols Adult Fiction  F SINCLAIR    DUE 10-19-20
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Description xxxv, 411 pages ; 19 cm
Series Penguin classics.
Bibliography Bibliography: pages xxxiii-xxxv.
Summary 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.
Subject Chicago (Ill.) -- Fiction.
Working class -- Fiction.
Stockyards -- Fiction.
Immigrants -- Fiction.
Genre Young adult fiction.
ISBN 0140390316 (pbk.)
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SRP 2012 X
August 17 2012
SRP 2012 REVIEW: Depressing, describes the union stockyards for the first half, pushes Socialism in the second half.
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