The Jungle by Upton Sinclair

Sinclair wrote The Jungle at the turn of the 20th century to portray the lives of immigrants in the U.S. or, more specifically, Lithuanians working in the meat-packing plants of Chicago. He also wanted to proclaim his socialist beliefs, which he does a little too zealously towards the book’s end. The novel is horrific and grim, and just when you think things can’t get worse – they do. However, the novel is also well written, informative, and evocative of a time and a life most of us, thankfully, never knew.

Gwenamon says: Yes


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