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The Jungle (Hardcover): Upton Sinclair The Jungle (Hardcover)
Upton Sinclair
R363 Discovery Miles 3 630 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
The Jungle (Paperback): Upton Sinclair The Jungle (Paperback)
Upton Sinclair
R125 R108 Discovery Miles 1 080 Save R17 (14%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

"The Uncle Tom's Cabin of wage slavery." -Jack London. Sinclair's masterpiece is an honest, sometimes brutal, tour de force that opened America's eyes to the struggles and horrors many immigrants endured. Welcome to Chicago during the early 1900s. Upton Sinclair's The Jungle portrays the hardships of the immigrant working class in a way that changed literature and history. The story begins with Lithuanian immigrant Jurgis Rudkus, who takes a job at Brown's slaughterhouse to try to earn enough money to stay afloat. His life becomes a constant struggle-he, his young wife, Ona, and the rest of his family eventually falling victim to a slew of unfortunate circumstances including exploitation, abuse, and for some even death. From unsanitary and unsafe working conditions to poverty wages, the novel revealed to the American public the struggles immigrants encountered in Chicago's meatpacking industry. Sinclair, a muckraking journalist, penned the bestselling narrative in an attempt to expose the evils of capitalism, and bring to light the extreme adversity these people faced not just in Chicago, but in industrialized cities across the country. By detailing numerous health violations in these workplaces, Sinclair's novel caused public outrage and eventually led to the passing of the Meat Inspection Act and the Pure Food and Drug Act. Packaged in handsome, affordable trade editions, Clydesdale Classics is a new series of essential literary works. It features literary phenomena with influence and themes so great that, after their publication, they changed literature forever. From the musings of literary geniuses such as Nathaniel Hawthorne in The Scarlet Letter, to the striking personal narratives from Harriet Jacobs in Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl, this new series is a comprehensive collection of our history through the words of the exceptional few.

The Jungle (Standard format, CD): Upton Sinclair The Jungle (Standard format, CD)
Upton Sinclair
R588 R429 Discovery Miles 4 290 Save R159 (27%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
The Money Changers (Paperback): Upton Sinclair The Money Changers (Paperback)
Upton Sinclair
R187 R153 Discovery Miles 1 530 Save R34 (18%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

In the early part of the twentieth century, Upton Sinclair earned a reputation as a prolific writer, committed socialist, and political activist. He gained enormous popularity when his eloquent 1906 novel "The Jungle" exposed conditions in the U.S. meat-packing industry, and years later, he earned a Pulitzer Prize for his series tale, "Dragon's Teeth." In "The Money""Changers, " Sinclair explores the Wall Street panic of 1907 in novel form, exposing greed and corruption within the American system. Originally published a century ago, it's a cautionary tale with a theme that could have been ripped from today's headlines.
Allan Montague is a prosperous New York lawyer trying to help an old friend from Mississippi who's just moved to the city. Young widow Lucy Dupree, whose beauty makes men's hearts skip a beat, is eager to move forward and establish herself in the right social circles. As a favor, Montague offers to help Lucy sell a block of stock. But with that one transaction, they unwittingly become tangled in a web of unscrupulous power brokers who've concocted a daring scheme to manipulate the stock market for personal gain. If their plan succeeds, a rival trust company will fall, sparking a Wall Street bloodbath . . . and financial chaos throughout the world

The Jungle (Paperback, New edition): Upton Sinclair The Jungle (Paperback, New edition)
Upton Sinclair
R133 R111 Discovery Miles 1 110 Save R22 (17%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

1906 best-seller shockingly reveals intolerable labor practices and unsanitary working conditions in the Chicago stockyards as it tells the brutally grim story of a Slavic family that emigrates to America full of optimism but soon descends into numbing poverty, moral degradation, and despair. A fiercely realistic American classic that will haunt readers long after they've finished the last page.

The Jungle (Paperback): Upton Sinclair, Kristina Gehrmann The Jungle (Paperback)
Upton Sinclair, Kristina Gehrmann
R632 R395 Discovery Miles 3 950 Save R237 (38%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days
The Jungle (Paperback, Enriched Classic): Upton Sinclair The Jungle (Paperback, Enriched Classic)
Upton Sinclair
R151 R143 Discovery Miles 1 430 Save R8 (5%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

ENDURING LITERATURE ILLUMINATED

BY PRACTICAL SCHOLARSHIP

Upton Sinclair's unflinching chronicle of crushing poverty and oppression set in Chicago in the early 1900s.

EACH ENRICHED CLASSIC EDITION INCLUDES:

- A concise introduction that gives readers important background information

- A chronology of the author's life and work

- A timeline of significant events that provides the book's historical context

- An outline of key themes and plot points to help readers form their own interpretations

- Detailed explanatory notes

- Critical analysis, including contemporary and modern perspectives on the work

- Discussion questions to promote lively classroom and book group interaction

- A list of recommended related books and films to broaden the reader's experience

Enriched Classics offer readers affordable editions of great works of literature enhanced by helpful notes and insightful commentary. The scholarship provided in Enriched Classics enables readers to appreciate, understand, and enjoy the world's finest books to their full potential.

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The Cry For Justice - An Anthology of Social Protest (Paperback): Upton Sinclair The Cry For Justice - An Anthology of Social Protest (Paperback)
Upton Sinclair; Foreword by Jack London
R511 R403 Discovery Miles 4 030 Save R108 (21%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days
The Jungle (Paperback, Revised): Upton Sinclair The Jungle (Paperback, Revised)
Upton Sinclair; Introduction by Ronald Gottesman 1
R292 R239 Discovery Miles 2 390 Save R53 (18%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Perhaps the most influential and harrowing of Sinclair's writings, this savage novel of the Chicago stockyards established its author as one of the major modern American propaganda novelists.

The Jungle (Paperback): Upton Sinclair The Jungle (Paperback)
Upton Sinclair; Introduction by Bill Savage
R303 R226 Discovery Miles 2 260 Save R77 (25%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

First serialized in a newspaper in 1905, The Jungle is a classic of American literature that led to the creation of food-safety standards. While investigating the meatpacking industry in Chicago, author and novelist Upton Sinclair discovered the brutal conditions that immigrant families faced. While his original intention was to bring this to the attention of the American public, his book was instead hailed for bringing food safety to the forefront of people's consciousness. With its inspired plot and vivid descriptions, Upton Sinclair's classic tale of immigrant woe is now available as an elegantly designed clothbound edition with an elastic closure and a new introduction.

The Jungle - New Edition - The Jungle by Upton Sinclair (Paperback): Ae4qs Publication, Upton Sinclair The Jungle - New Edition - The Jungle by Upton Sinclair (Paperback)
Ae4qs Publication, Upton Sinclair
R351 Discovery Miles 3 510 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
The Jungle illustrated (Paperback): Upton Sinclair The Jungle illustrated (Paperback)
Upton Sinclair
R347 Discovery Miles 3 470 Out of stock
The Moneychangers (Paperback): Upton Sinclair The Moneychangers (Paperback)
Upton Sinclair
R206 Discovery Miles 2 060 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Damaged Goods (Paperback): Upton Sinclair Damaged Goods (Paperback)
Upton Sinclair
R220 Discovery Miles 2 200 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
A Captain of Industry (Paperback): Upton Sinclair A Captain of Industry (Paperback)
Upton Sinclair
R216 Discovery Miles 2 160 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
The Jungle (Paperback): Upton Sinclair The Jungle (Paperback)
Upton Sinclair
R523 R425 Discovery Miles 4 250 Save R98 (19%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
The Jungle (Paperback): Upton Sinclair The Jungle (Paperback)
Upton Sinclair
R340 Discovery Miles 3 400 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
The Jungle-Classic Original Edition(Annotated) (Paperback): Upton Sinclair The Jungle-Classic Original Edition(Annotated) (Paperback)
Upton Sinclair
R4,597 R4,177 Discovery Miles 41 770 Save R420 (9%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
The Jungle (Paperback): Upton Sinclair The Jungle (Paperback)
Upton Sinclair; Contributions by Mint Editions
R315 R258 Discovery Miles 2 580 Save R57 (18%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

"When people ask me what has happened in my long lifetime I do not refer them to the newspaper files and to the authorities, but to (Sinclair's) novels." -George Bernard Shaw "Practically alone among the American writers of his generation, Sinclair put to the American public the fundamental questions raised by capitalism in such a way that they could not escape them." -Edmund Wilson Upton Sinclair's 1906 bestseller The Jungle is a startling and powerful novel depicting the plight of Jurgis Rudkus, a Slavic worker who immigrated to the United States in the early 20th Century for a better life. His dream of a finding a job, building a family, and buying a home are initially fulfilled in the Union Stock Yards in Chicago. Work in the meatpacking industry proves to be a harrowing and desperate existence, and his personal life is beset by a succession of hardships and tragedy. As bleak as his journey is, Jurgis finally finds his light in a new-found political ideology. The Jungle is considered profoundly important in its exposure of despair at the margins of working-class life, and the atrocious descriptions of the unsanitary conditions in the meatpacking process. The novel led to revolutionary reform of the industrial food industry and workers' rights, and powerfully addresses many of the same issues that we are still grappling with today. With a stunning new cover, and professionally typeset manuscript, this edition of The Jungle is both modern and readable.

The Jungle (Paperback): Upton Sinclair The Jungle (Paperback)
Upton Sinclair
R264 Discovery Miles 2 640 Out of stock
The Jungle Illustrated (Paperback): Upton Sinclair The Jungle Illustrated (Paperback)
Upton Sinclair
R421 Discovery Miles 4 210 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Boston - A Documentary Novel of the Sacco-Vanzetti Case (Paperback): Upton Sinclair Boston - A Documentary Novel of the Sacco-Vanzetti Case (Paperback)
Upton Sinclair; Introduction by Howard Zinn
R817 Discovery Miles 8 170 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

The protracted trial of Sacco and Vanzetti was the most controversial political event of the 1920s. Today, more than seventy years after their execution, the events surrounding the case of Sacco and Vanzetti are still the source of debate. Truly, it is the case that would not die. Surprisingly, of all the books that have appeared over the years concerning the case, the most complete and convincing was first published in 1928, only a year after the execution of Sacco and Vanzetti. That book is Upton Sinclair's Boston. In his documentary novel the celebrated author of The Jungle combined a firm grasp of the facts of the case with an engrossing fictional framework to produce a remarkably accurate and comprehensive report of the events that spanned the years 1919 to 1927 which ultimately focused the attention of the whole world on a drama played out in the drawing rooms, courts, and streets of the city of Boston. In Boston, Sinclair described the xenophobia and paranoia that led the upper crust of Boston society to see these two illiterate immigrants as a threat to their way of life, and led to their conviction on the flimsiest of evidence. Sinclair used his considerable skills to arouse the reader to a state of outrage as the protagonists' inevitable fate approaches.

The Jungle Illustrated (Paperback): Upton Sinclair The Jungle Illustrated (Paperback)
Upton Sinclair
R455 Discovery Miles 4 550 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
The Jungle by Upton Sinclair (A Fictional Novel) "The Annotated And Classic Edition" (Paperback): Upton Sinclair The Jungle by Upton Sinclair (A Fictional Novel) "The Annotated And Classic Edition" (Paperback)
Upton Sinclair
R455 Discovery Miles 4 550 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
The Jungle Illustrated (Paperback): Upton Sinclair The Jungle Illustrated (Paperback)
Upton Sinclair
R336 Discovery Miles 3 360 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
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