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The Jungle (Signet classics) (Mass Market Paperback)
ISBN-10 : 0451524209 ISBN-13 : 9780451524201 List Price : $4.95
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In this powerful book we enter the world of Jurgis Rudkus, a young Lithuanian immigrant who arrives in America fired with dreams of wealth, freedom, and opportunity. And we discover, with him, the astonishing truth about "packingtown, " the busy, flourishing, filthy Chicago stockyards, where new world visions perish in a jungle of human suffering. Upton Sinclair, master of the "muckraking" novel, here explores the workingman's lot at the turn of the century: the backbreaking labor, the injustices of "wage-slavery, " the bewildering chaos of urban life. "The Jungle," a story so shocking that it launched a government investigation, recreates this startling chapter if our history in unflinching detail. Always a vigorous champion on political reform, Sinclair is also a gripping storyteller, and his 1906 novel stands as one of the most important -- and moving -- works in the literature of social change.
- ISBN-10: 0451524209
- ISBN-13: 9780451524201
- Binding: Mass Market Paperback
- Language: English
- Pages: 352
- Dimensions: 4.21 (w) x 6.81 (h) x 1.10 (d)