The Jungle

Product Number: EB00752375
Released: Jan 25, 2019
Business Term: 1 Year
ISBN: #9781945186127
Publisher: Clydesdale
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Packaged in handsome, affordable trade editions, Clydesdale Classics is a new series of essential literary works. It features literary phenomena with influence and themes so great that, after their publication, they changed literature forever. From the musings of literary geniuses such as Nathaniel Hawthorne in The Scarlet Letter, to the striking personal narratives from Harriet Jacobs in Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl, this new series is a comprehensive collection of our history through the words of the exceptional few. Set in Chicago during the early 1900s, Upton Sinclair's The Jungle portrays the hardships of the immigrant working class. The story begins with Lithuanian immigrant Jurgis Rudkus, who takes a job at Brown's slaughterhouse to try to earn enough money to stay afloat. His life becomes a constant struggle-he, his young wife, Ona, and the rest of his family eventually falling victim to a slew of unfortunate circumstances including exploitation, abuse, and for some even death. From unsanitary and unsafe working conditions to poverty wages, the novel revealed to the American public the struggles immigrants encountered in Chicago's meatpacking industry. Sinclair, a muckraking journalist, penned the bestselling narrative in an attempt to expose the evils of capitalism, and bring to light the extreme adversity these people faced not just in Chicago, but in industrialized cities across the country. By detailing numerous health violations in these workplaces, Sinclair's novel caused public outrage and eventually led to the passing of the Meat Inspection Act and the Pure Food and Drug Act. The Jungle is an honest, sometimes brutal, tour de force that opened America's eyes to the struggles and horrors many immigrants endured.

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Author(s): Upton Sinclair
Original Publish Date: May 17, 2016

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Author(s): Upton Sinclair
Narrator(s): George Guidall
Product Number C2179
Released: Dec 17, 2003
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ISBN: #9781402552212
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Author(s): Upton Sinclair
Narrator(s): George Guidall
Product Number Z2348
Released: Mar 28, 2011
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ISBN: #9781449876654
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Author(s): Upton Sinclair
Narrator(s): Michael Lackey
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Released: Aug 10, 2015
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ISBN: #9781629234946
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Author(s): Upton Sinclair
Genre: Classics
Product Number EB00051311
Released: Sep 10, 2013
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ISBN: #9781470398408
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Author(s): Upton Sinclair
Product Number EB00713922
Released: Oct 17, 2017
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Publisher: Penguin Classics
ISBN: #9780525505129
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Author(s): Upton Sinclair
Genre: Classics
Product Number EB00155711
Released: Dec 27, 2013
Business Term: 2 Year
Publisher: Bantam Classics
ISBN: #9780553897791
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Author(s): Upton Sinclair
Product Number EB00540241
Released: Mar 03, 2015
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Publisher: Signet
ISBN: #9780698181816
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Author(s): Upton Sinclair
Product Number EB00627206
Released: Dec 15, 2015
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Publisher: Open Road Media
ISBN: #9781497672109
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Author(s): Upton Sinclair
Product Number EB00670910
Released: May 24, 2016
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Publisher: Lerner Publications
ISBN: #9781512405422
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Homework Pack
Author(s): Upton Sinclair
Narrator(s): George Guidall
Product Number 3A231
Released: Apr 26, 2004
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ISBN: #9781402552229
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Author(s): Upton Sinclair
Narrator(s): George Guidall
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Released: May 18, 2005
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ISBN: #9781402552236
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Text - Paperback
Author(s): Upton Sinclair
Product Number 12312
Released: Feb 11, 2000
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Publisher: Bantam Audio
ISBN: #9780553212457

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