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The Jungle (Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition)

Upton Sinclair; Illustrator-Charles Burns; Introduction-Eric Schlosser

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ISBN 10: 014303958X / ISBN 13: 9780143039587
Published by Penguin Classics, 2006
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Title: The Jungle (Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition)

Publisher: Penguin Classics

Publication Date: 2006

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition:Used: Good

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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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This book is perfect for AP classes and is often selected for inclusion on the AP exam. The notes, reading pointers, and vocabulary in this addition will also help students at a lower reading level get the most out of these classics.

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