The Blackboard Jungle-logo

The Blackboard Jungle

Evan Hunter

Written in 1954, this controversial story cracked down on the public school system and dramatized student violence as no other novel of its time did. Hunter used his own teaching experience to create protagonist Richard Dadier, who lands his first real job as an English teacher at North Manual Trades High School in New York City. Dadier knows the students here will be tough, but nothing has prepared him for the world he enters. Hunter's popular and groundbreaking novel attracted much attention when it was first published, and it became a top bestseller in 1955. Set against the changing social culture of the 1950s, The Blackboard Jungle is a fascinating time capsule that brilliantly illuminates an issue still in the forefront of our minds.

Written in 1954, this controversial story cracked down on the public school system and dramatized student violence as no other novel of its time did. Hunter used his own teaching experience to create protagonist Richard Dadier, who lands his first real job as an English teacher at North Manual Trades High School in New York City. Dadier knows the students here will be tough, but nothing has prepared him for the world he enters. Hunter's popular and groundbreaking novel attracted much attention when it was first published, and it became a top bestseller in 1955. Set against the changing social culture of the 1950s, The Blackboard Jungle is a fascinating time capsule that brilliantly illuminates an issue still in the forefront of our minds.
More Information

Genres:

Fiction

Description:

Written in 1954, this controversial story cracked down on the public school system and dramatized student violence as no other novel of its time did. Hunter used his own teaching experience to create protagonist Richard Dadier, who lands his first real job as an English teacher at North Manual Trades High School in New York City. Dadier knows the students here will be tough, but nothing has prepared him for the world he enters. Hunter's popular and groundbreaking novel attracted much attention when it was first published, and it became a top bestseller in 1955. Set against the changing social culture of the 1950s, The Blackboard Jungle is a fascinating time capsule that brilliantly illuminates an issue still in the forefront of our minds.

Language:

English

Narrators:

James Patrick Cronin

Length:

12h 5m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:12


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

40:12


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

36:32


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

01:41:52


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

51:22


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

50:31


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

01:35:19


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

34:42


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

15:49


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

38:31


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

01:30:17


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

01:11:41


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

50:12


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

38:48


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

09:23


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

00:32