The Jungle - Upton Sinclair

The Jungle

By Upton Sinclair

  • Release Date: 2011-05-06
  • Genre: Classics
  • ℗ © 2011 Blackstone Audio

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The Jungle Upton Sinclair

Summary : The Jungle

Here is the dramatic exposé of the Chicago meatpacking industry at the turn of the century that prompted the investigation by Theodore Roosevelt which culminated in the pure-food legislation of 1906.

The Jungle is the story of Jurgis Rudkus, a Slavic immigrant who marries frail Ona Lukoszaite and seeks security and happiness as a workman in the Chicago stockyards. Once there, he is abused by foremen; his meager savings are filched by real estate sharks; and at every turn he is plagued by the misfortunes arising from poverty, poor working conditions, and disease. Finally, in accordance with Sinclair’s own creed, Rudkus turns to socialism as a way out.

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