Upton Sinclair
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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 Knickerbocker Classics bring together the works of classic authors from around the world in stunning gift editions to be collected and enjoyed. Complete and unabridged, these elegantly designed cloth-bound hardcovers feature a slipcase and ribbon marker, as well as a comprehensive introduction providing the reader with enlightening information on the author's life and works.
Format Flexi-Bind 420 Pages
ISBN 9781631065033
Size5.75 in x 7.50 in / 146.05 mm x 190.50 mm
Published Date March 6th, 2018
Upton Sinclair
Upton Sinclair Jr. (1878-1968) was an American journalist and novelist who wrote nearly one hundred books. Among his famous writings are his classic muckraking novel, The Jungle, which exposed the brutal conditions faced by immigrant workers in early-twentieth-century America. It garnered public attention, however, for portraying the brutal, unsanitary conditions of the meat packing industry in the United States. Speaking about The Jungle, Sinclair famously stated, “I aimed at the public’s heart, and by accident I hit it in the stomach.”
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