Readers' Review: "The Jungle" by Upton Sinclair
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For The September Readers' Review, we discuss Upton Sinclair's 1906 novel about an immigrant family's struggles to get ahead in America. It exposed shocking conditions in Chicago's meat packing plants at the start of the 20th century and spurred government regulation of the industry.
science reporter for The New York Times and author of the mystery novel "Hazard."
writer and independent researcher
president of the PEN/Faulkner Foundation and creative writing teacher at George Washington University.
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From Upton Sinclair's "The Jungle." Reprinted here by kind permission of Oxford University Press.