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The Jungle

by Upton Sinclair Author · Grover Gardner Narrator

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Here is the dramatic exposé of the Chicago meat-packing industry at the turn of the century that prompted the investigation by Theodore Roosevelt that culminated in the pure-food legislation of 1906.

The Jungle is the story of Jurgis Rudkus, a Slav immigrant, who marries frail Ona Lukoszaite and seeks security and happiness as a workman in the Chicago stockyards. Once there, he is abused by foremen, his meager savings filched by real estate sharks, and at every turn, he is plagued by the misfortunes arising from poverty, poor working conditions, and disease. Finally, in accordance with Sinclair's own creed, Rudkus turns to socialism as his way out.

Publication Details

Publisher:
Blackstone Publishing
Imprint:
Blackstone Publishing
Edition:
Unabridged
Publication Date:
2011

Format

  • OverDrive MP3 Audiobook 365.1 MB
  • OverDrive Listen 365 MB

Upton Sinclair (Author)

Upton Sinclair (1878–1968) was a journalist, a prominent social and political activist, and the author of over two dozen books, including the novel Dragon's Teeth, which won the Pulitzer Prize in 1943. He is perhaps best known for The Jungle, the ...

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