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PEBC Discussion of “The Jungle” by Upton Sinclair, June 17, 2014, 6-8pm

May 5, 2014

The Political Economy Book Club discusses The Jungle by Upton Sinclair.


First Edition, Feb. 26, 1906 (Wikipedia)

The Jungle is a 1906 book written by the American journalist and novelist Upton Sinclair (1878–1968). Sinclair wrote the novel to portray the lives of immigrants in the United States in Chicago and similar industrialized cities. The book depicts working class poverty, the absence of social programs, harsh and unpleasant living and working conditions, and a hopelessness among many workers. These elements are contrasted with the deeply rooted corruption of people in power. A review by the writer Jack London called it, “the Uncle Tom’s Cabin of wage slavery.

The Jungle is available for free download in several popular formats at Project Gutenberg here http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/140

Free and open to the public.

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