ISBN10: 0451472551 ISBN13: 9780451472557 Contributors: Sears, Barry, Dr. (AFT); Renfroe, Alicia Mischa, Dr. (Introduction) Publisher: New Amer Library Classics (Mm) Published: Mar 3 2015 Pages: 402 Weight: 0.45lbs. Height: 7.00" Width: 4.25" Depth: 1.25" Language: English
Upton Sinclair's classic revelatory novel about turn-of-the-century business and immigrant labor practices--with an afterword by Dr. Barry Sears, theNew York Times bestselling author of The Zone. Jurgis Rudkus, a young Lithuanian immigrant in search of a better life, faces instead an epic struggle for survival. His story of factory life in Chicago in the early twentieth century is a saga of barbarous working conditions, crushing poverty, crime, disease, and despair. Upton Sinclair’s vivid depiction of the horrors of Chicago’s stockyards and slaughterhouses aroused such public indignation that a government investigation was called, eventually resulting in the passage of pure food laws. More than a hundred years later,The Jungle continues to pack the same emotional power it did when it was first published.