The Jungle, Literary Touchstone Edition
This Prestwick House Literary Touchstone EditionTM includes a glossary and reader’s notes to help the modern reader contend with Sinclair’s characterizations and language. Chicago, 1904: The lure of good wages and a chance to live The American Dream lure thousands of unsuspecting immigrants to the big city, where they find—instead of wealth and freedom—only stifling poverty, pervasive corruption, ...
Paperback: 334 pages
Publisher: Prestwick House, Inc. (July 1, 2005)
Package Dimensions: 9 x 6 x 0.8 inches
Amazon Rank: 3296971
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“The book narrates a rather depressing tale. Immigrants have a hard time to hoe just coming here. They also have swindlers and other challenges. I can understand that I can only imagine how such a life would feel.The story takes you on a realistic nar...”
nfectious disease, and early death. Upton Sinclair’s masterpiece of muckraking fiction-mixed-with-fact led to the passage of the Pure Food and Drug Act, but not in time to save the struggling Lithuanian family whose members come to life in The Jungle. The daily dangers of the meatpacking industry, dishonest politicians, and greedy businessmen, who care only about profits, conspire to rob Jurgis, Marija, Ona, and the rest of their hope and dignity. One after another, they succumb to the horrors that Sinclair so vividly depicts.