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The Jungle

Upton Sinclair

In this powerful book, we enter the world of Jurgis Rudkus, a young Lithuanian immigrant who arrives in America fired with dreams of wealth, freedom, and opportunity. And we discover the astonishing truth about "packingtown," the busy, flourishing, filthy Chicago stockyards, where New World visions perish in a jungle of human suffering. Upton Sinclair, master of the "muckraking" novel, here explores the workingman's lot at the turn of the century: the backbreaking labor, the injustices of "wage slavery," and the bewildering chaos of urban life. The Jungle, a story so shocking that it launched a government investigation, re-creates this startling chapter of our history in unflinching detail. Always a vigorous champion of political reform, Sinclair is also a gripping storyteller, and his 1906 novel stands as one of the most important-and moving-works in the literature of social change.

In this powerful book, we enter the world of Jurgis Rudkus, a young Lithuanian immigrant who arrives in America fired with dreams of wealth, freedom, and opportunity. And we discover the astonishing truth about "packingtown," the busy, flourishing, filthy Chicago stockyards, where New World visions perish in a jungle of human suffering. Upton Sinclair, master of the "muckraking" novel, here explores the workingman's lot at the turn of the century: the backbreaking labor, the injustices of "wage slavery," and the bewildering chaos of urban life. The Jungle, a story so shocking that it launched a government investigation, re-creates this startling chapter of our history in unflinching detail. Always a vigorous champion of political reform, Sinclair is also a gripping storyteller, and his 1906 novel stands as one of the most important-and moving-works in the literature of social change.
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In this powerful book, we enter the world of Jurgis Rudkus, a young Lithuanian immigrant who arrives in America fired with dreams of wealth, freedom, and opportunity. And we discover the astonishing truth about "packingtown," the busy, flourishing, filthy Chicago stockyards, where New World visions perish in a jungle of human suffering. Upton Sinclair, master of the "muckraking" novel, here explores the workingman's lot at the turn of the century: the backbreaking labor, the injustices of "wage slavery," and the bewildering chaos of urban life. The Jungle, a story so shocking that it launched a government investigation, re-creates this startling chapter of our history in unflinching detail. Always a vigorous champion of political reform, Sinclair is also a gripping storyteller, and his 1906 novel stands as one of the most important-and moving-works in the literature of social change.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Paul Boehmer

Length:

15h 57m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

53:48


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

28:42


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

33:12


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

33:48


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

28:33


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

26:20


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

29:46


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

20:43


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

23:12


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

27:42


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

26:38


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

19:59


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

22:40


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

20:11


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

35:24


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

23:28


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

26:32


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

28:37


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

25:37


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

26:41


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

25:55


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

29:47


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

25:55


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

35:25


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

52:15


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

43:31


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

36:20


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

40:36


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

24:01


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

34:08


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

48:29