The Jungle

The Jungle

By Upton Sinclair

  • Release Date: 2011-04-25
  • Genre: Classics
Score: 4
4
From 152 Ratings
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Description

A novel that has remained controversial since its writing, The Jungle is a brutal and unflinching look at the struggles of a turn-of-the-century immigrant family. The book is best remembered for its horrifying depiction of the meat-packing industry, but the book offers more than just those stomach-churning details. It is a heartbreaking view of life on the bottom of the industrial ladder, and a sensational warning against the worst abuses of industry run rampant.

Reviews

  • This book affected me like none other

    5
    By 73)362&?
    I highly recommend it. It's a ferocious read
  • Ok

    2
    By Ititititi
    Needs more chains
  • Outstanding!

    4
    By Jig bah
    This book describes the horrors of capitalism in vivid and descriptive details. It is quite an interesting read.
  • Almost classic

    4
    By Amber Locke
    Though it's transparent political agenda can be distracting, Sinclair's characterization,pathos, and social relevance makes "The Jungle" a quintessential novel. I hesitate to hail it a classic,however. It was a solid product of its time and I'd compare to "An Inconvenient Truth" or "Capitalism:A Love Story" in its biased view of free enterprise.If a little Socialist propaganda doesn't spoil your appetite, give it a read for the history and dramatic narrative.
  • A Politically and Emotionally Charged Book

    5
    By imstrocean
    For those thinking of reading the novel, I would strongly encourage it. While some of the novel is about the meat-packing industry in the early 1900s, that is not the intended purpose of the book to portray. It truly gives an insightful view into capitalism vs. socialism, and the characters and story writing is unique to Sinclair's background. I would count this book as a definite classic! Although it's very long..
  • Good

    3
    By Chiperoo452
    Good
  • Fantastic Copy of a Classic

    5
    By AK1595
    Amazing. Downloaded along with an audio version off of iTunes U and finished in four days.

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