The Jungle by Upton Sinclair audiobook

The Jungle

By Upton Sinclair
Read by Michael Lackey

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17.35 Hours Unabridged
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The Jungle, Upton Sinclair’s 1906 international bestseller, depicts in vivid detail the shocking labor practices and unsanitary working conditions in meat-packing factories of the era. This potent novel, a fictionalized account of Chicago’s Packingtown slum and the immigrant families who live and work there, was a catalyst for reform within the industry, and still retains its grisly impact. Jurgis Rudkus, an impoverished Lithuanian immigrant, takes a lowly job at Brown’s slaughterhouse to support his young wife and their relatives. Once admiring America for its potential, Rudkus has found opportunities to be too far out of his reach. After being evicted, Rudkus is living in a slum and deeply in debt, unable to support his family. As he attempts to make ends meet, the oppressive working conditions and crippling poverty begin to take a toll on Rudkus and his family.

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Summary

Summary

The Jungle, Upton Sinclair’s 1906 international bestseller, depicts in vivid detail the shocking labor practices and unsanitary working conditions in meat-packing factories of the era. This potent novel, a fictionalized account of Chicago’s Packingtown slum and the immigrant families who live and work there, was a catalyst for reform within the industry, and still retains its grisly impact.

Jurgis Rudkus, an impoverished Lithuanian immigrant, takes a lowly job at Brown’s slaughterhouse to support his young wife and their relatives. Once admiring America for its potential, Rudkus has found opportunities to be too far out of his reach. After being evicted, Rudkus is living in a slum and deeply in debt, unable to support his family. As he attempts to make ends meet, the oppressive working conditions and crippling poverty begin to take a toll on Rudkus and his family.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“The most famous, influential, and enduring of all muckraking novels.” Merriam Webster’s Encyclopedia of Literature
“More telling and more moving than even the works of Dickens and Zola.” Atlantic Monthly

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Author Bio: Upton Sinclair

Author Bio: Upton Sinclair

Upton Sinclair (1878–1968) was a journalist, a prominent social and political activist, and the author of over two dozen books, including the novel Dragon’s Teeth, which won the Pulitzer Prize in 1943. He is perhaps best known for The Jungle, the dramatic exposé of the Chicago meat-packing industry that prompted the investigation by Theodore Roosevelt that culminated in the pure-food legislation of 1906.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Fiction/Classics
Runtime: 17.35
Audience: Adult
Language: English