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    Description1906 bestseller shockingly reveals intolerable labor practices and unsanitary working conditions in the Chicago stockyards as it tells the brutally grim story of a Slavic family that emigrates to America full of optimism but soon descends into numbing poverty, moral degradation, and despair. A fiercely realistic American classic that will haunt readers long after they've finished the last page.


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    Title
    The Jungle
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Upton Sinclair
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 320
    Width: 133 mm
    Height: 210 mm
    Thickness: 19 mm
    Weight: 204 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780486419237
    ISBN 10: 0486419231
    Classifications

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F1.1
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    LC subject heading:
    DC21: 813.52
    BIC subject category V2: FA
    BIC E4L: CLA
    B&T General Subject: 360
    B&T Book Type: FI
    BIC subject category V2: FC
    DC22: FIC
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    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21110
    BISAC V2.8: FIC004000
    Ingram Subject Code: LC
    Libri: I-LC
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    DC22: 813/.52
    Ingram Theme: CTHD/CLASSI, CURR/LANGAR
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    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 33
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    BISAC V2.8: FIC014000, FIC037000
    LC classification: PS3537.I85 J85 2001
    Thema V1.0: FBC, FBA
    Edition
    New edition
    Edition statement
    New edition
    Publisher
    Dover Publications Inc.
    Imprint name
    Dover Publications Inc.
    Publication date
    09 November 2001
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    Upton Sinclair was a prolific author, committed socialist, and political activist who gained enormous popularity when his 1906 novel "The Jungle "exposed conditions in the U.S. meat-packing industry. In 1943, he earned a Pulitzer Prize for his series tale, "Dragon's Teeth."
    Back cover copy
    An ardent activist, champion of political reform, novelist, and progressive journalist, Upton Sinclair is perhaps best known today for The Jungle—his devastating exposé of the meat-packing industry. A protest novel he privately published in 1906, the book was a shocking revelation of intolerable labor practices and unsanitary working conditions in the Chicago stockyards. It quickly became a bestseller, arousing public sentiment and resulting in such federal legislation as the Pure Food and Drug Act.|The brutally grim story of a Slavic family who emigrates to America, The Jungle tells of their rapid and inexorable descent into numbing poverty, moral degradation, and social and economic despair. Vulnerable and isolated, the family of Jurgis Rudkus struggles—unsuccessfully—to survive in an urban jungle.A powerful view of turn-of-the-century poverty, graft, and corruption, this fiercely realistic American classic is still required reading in many history and literature classes. It will continue to haunt readers long after they've finished the last page.