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  • Published: 1 January 1982
  • ISBN: 9780553212457
  • Imprint: Bantam Dell
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 400

The Jungle

[A Graphic Novel]




A compelling graphic novel adaptation of Upton Sinclair's seminal protest novel that brings to life the harsh conditions and exploited existences of immigrants in Chicago's meatpacking industry in the early twentieth century.

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.

  • Published: 1 January 1982
  • ISBN: 9780553212457
  • Imprint: Bantam Dell
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 400

About the author

UPTON SINCLAIR

"You don't have to be satisfied with America as you find it. You can change it," wrote Upton Sinclair in 1962. He had spent his own life doing just that through his writing and political activism. Bom September 20,1878, in Baltimore, Maryland, Sinclair began writing dime novels at the age of fifteen. By his death on November 25,1968, he had completed more than eighty books, twenty plays, and hundreds of articles dealing with virtually every social problem in the United States.

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