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  • Published: 2 July 2019
  • ISBN: 9781984856487
  • Imprint: Ten Speed Press
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 384
  • RRP: $50.00

The Jungle


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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.

Long acclaimed around the world, Upton Sinclair's 1906 muckraking novel The Jungle remains a powerful book even today. Not many works of literature can boast that their publication brought about actual social and labor change, but that's just what The Jungle did, as it led to the passage of the Pure Food and Drug Act of 1906. In today's society, where labor and safety of the food we eat remain key concerns for all, Sinclair's shocking story still resonates. Bringing new life and energy to this classic work, adapter and illustrator Kristina Gehrmann takes Sinclair's prose and transforms it through pen and ink, allowing you to discover (or rediscover) this book and see it from a whole new perspective.

  • Pub date: 2 July 2019
  • ISBN: 9781984856487
  • Imprint: Ten Speed Press
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 384
  • RRP: $50.00

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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Praise for The Jungle

““When people ask me what has happened in my long lifetime I do not refer them to the newspaper files and to the authorities, but to [Sinclair’s] novels.” —George Bernard Shaw”


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