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ISBN-10: 014303958X
ISBN-13: 9780143039587
Publisher: Penguin Group
Publish Date: 12/01/2006
Dimensions: 8.52" L, 5.76" W, 1.17" H

The Jungle: (Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition)

Foreword by: Eric Schlosser
Introduction by: Ronald Gottesman
Not Available: Charles Burns

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Upton Sinclair’s dramatic and deeply moving story exposed the brutal conditions in the Chicago stockyards at the turn of the nineteenth century and brought into sharp moral focus the apalling odds against which immigrants and other working people struggled for their share of the American dream. Denounced by the conservative press as an un-American libel on the meatpacking industry, the book was championed by more progressive thinkers, including then president Theodore Roosevelt, and was a major catalyst to the passing of the Pure Food and Meat Inspection act, which has tremendous impact to this day.

For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.

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"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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ISBN-10: 014303958X
ISBN-13: 9780143039587
Publisher: Penguin Group
Publish Date: 12/01/2006
Dimensions: 8.52" L, 5.76" W, 1.17" H
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