The Jungle

By Upton Sinclair | Paperback
 Variations of this book were found.Click here to view them all >
 There are no reviews for this book.Read reviews or write your own >
$41.99
International Version
Ships in 6-13 days
Freight Free
Add to Bag
Please note: Prices, offers and availability may differ between the Paper Plus website and our retail stores.
Description
Details
Reviews

This story of the immigrant experience in the harrowing Chicago stockyards has drawn comment from historians, policymakers, and literary critics, and it is a widely assigned teaching text. The novel is accompanied by an introduction and explanatory annotations. "Contexts and Backgrounds" provides readers with an understanding of The Jungle's disparate social, historical, political, and literary dimensions. Included are autobiographical selections by the author; contemporary perspectives on the meatpacking industry, including writings by Theodore Dreiser, Adolphe Smith, and J. Ogden Armour; and commentary on the living conditions of immigrant workers. Historical studies by Jimmy Skaggs, Rick Halpern, James Barrett, Robert M. Crunden, John Braeman, William Cronon, and Eric Schlosser address the central issues: slaughterhouse abuses, protectionism and The Beef Trust, muckraking, Progressivism, and consumer rights. "Criticism" collects eight provocative readings of The Jungle as a literary text, as a historical document in its own right, as a contribution to Progressive-era muckraking, and as an important work in urban, economic, and labor history. Contributions include Jack London, Edward Clark Marsh, Winston Spencer Churchill, Walter Rideout, June Howard, Scott Derrick, Michael Brewster Folsom, and Christopher P. Wilson. A Selected Bibliography is also included. 

Collect Fly Buys when you purchase this title

Share...

Author
FormatPaperback 
Pages526 
Dimensions250mm x 200mm x 25mm
PublisherWW Norton & Co 
Release Date20 Jan 2004 
ISBN-139780393977790 

Write a review!

Log in or Register to write your review for this title.
Book Cover - The Jungle

Other books you might like...

 The Word Ghost
Paperback
$36.99
Add to Bag
FREIGHT FREE
  Nineteen Eighty-four
Paperback
$29.00
Add to Bag
FREIGHT FREE
  The Goldfinch
Paperback
$39.99
Add to Bag
FREIGHT FREE