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The Jungle (Prebound)
Upton Sinclair's classic revelatory novel about turn-of-the-century business and immigrant labor practices--with an afterword by Dr. Barry Sears, the "New York Times "bestselling author of "The Zone."
Jurgis Rudkus, a young Lithuanian immigrant in search of a better life, faces instead an epic struggle for survival. His story of factory life in Chicago in the early twentieth century is a saga of barbarous working conditions, crushing poverty, crime, disease, and despair.
Upton Sinclair's vivid depiction of the horrors of Chicago's stockyards and slaughterhouses aroused such public indignation that a government investigation was called, eventually resulting in the passage of pure food laws. More than a hundred years later, "The Jungle "continues to pack the same emotional power it did when it was first published.
About the Author
Jane Jacobs is one of the most original economic and sociological thinkers of our day. Her books include the classic "The Death and Life of Great American Cities" and, most recently, "The Nature of Economies," both of which are available in Modern Library clothbound editions. She lives in Toronto.