The Jungle: Upton Sinclair The Jungle: Upton Sinclair The Jungle: Upton Sinclair The Jungle: Upton Sinclair

The Jungle

Upton Sinclair

Published by Doubleday & Company, Inc., New York, 1906
Condition: Good Hardcover
From Ernestoic Books and Bindery (Clarence, NY, U.S.A.)

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"The Jungle" by Upton Sinclair. Published by Doubleday, Page, & Company, New York, 1906. First edition, first issue, with the first issue point: unbroken "1" in "Published February, 1906" on the copyright page. Small 8vo[5" x 8"], 413 pages.The book is in good plus condition. Minor wear and soiling to the boards with slightly bumped corners. Sunned spine with worn lettering. Toning and foxing to endpapers and paste-downs. Gift inscription in ink and previous bookstore's sticker on the front paste-down. The textblock is toned with scattered foxing. The binding is cracked at page 194 and 323. The rear board is cracked at the hinge, exposing the webbing underneath. A clear plastic (mylar) cover has been placed over the book for protection and display. A collectible copy of this historic novel that changed the course of food and working regulations in America. Upton Sinclair's "The Jungle" is a fictional story about a Lithuanian family's immigration to America and the hardships they face living in the slums of Chicago. Though the story is about a young couple trying to make it in America, the novel became a sensation when the seedy underbelly of the Chicago meat packing industry's shady practices and loose restrictions on grading cattle were brought to light. Sinclair himself went undercover in the meat packing industry of Chicago and his experiences led to the creation of this book. The book was refused by several publishers who found it too shocking to print. The novel focused heavily on the plight of the working man, the exploitation of women and children, and the corruption of those in power; but what caused the most uproar was the use of diseased animals for food production. As a result of public outcry, this novel was the catalyst for strict reforms in the meat packing industry and led to the formation of the Food and Drug Administration. Please view the many other rare titles available for purchase at our store.We are always interested in purchasing individual or collections of fine books. Inventory #(E2-12). Bookseller Inventory # 001317

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Title: The Jungle

Publisher: Doubleday & Company, Inc., New York

Publication Date: 1906

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Good

Edition: 1st Edition

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