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The Jungle

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  • Seller:Ink Heart Inc.
  • Sales Rank:4,235,401
  • Languages:English (Unknown), English (Original Language), English (Published)
  • Media:Hardcover
  • Pages:424
  • Shipping Weight (lbs):1.5
  • Dimensions (in):1.5 x 5.5 x 8.5
  • Publication Date:June 2002
  • ISBN:0735101205
  • EAN:9780735101203
  • ASIN:0735101205
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Synopsis
The Jungle is a 1906 novel written by author and journalist Upton Sinclair. Sinclair wrote the novel to highlight the plight of the working class and to show the corruption of the American meatpacking industry during the early-20th century. The novel depicts in harsh tones poverty, absence of social programs, unpleasant living and working conditions, and hopelessness prevalent among the working class, which is contrasted with the deeply-rooted corruption on the part of those in power. Sinclair's observations of the state of turn-of-the-century labor were placed front and center for the American public to see, suggesting that something needed to be changed to get rid of American "wage slavery".

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