Upton Sinclair's The Jungle

Upton Sinclair's The Jungle
Published:
July 1st 2010 by Blooms Literary Criticism
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Goodreads Rating:
4.44
Pages:
184
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ISBN10:
1604138874
ISBN13:
9781604138870

Upton Sinclair's The Jungle not only drew attention from the likes of U.S. President Theodore Roosevelt and the future British Prime Minister Winston Churchill, it drew action. The novel's depiction of what takes place in a meat-processing plant pressed the U.S. government into taking steps to regulate the industry for the benefit of workers and consumers. Industrialization, immigration, corporate and government responsibility, the limits of capitalist power all of these classic American issues and themes found in this seminal work are still debated today. This new edition of literary criticism features full-length essays examining Sinclair's work and includes a bibliography, a chronology of the author's life, and an index for quick reference.