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The jungle

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"Practically alone among the American writers of his generation, [Sinclair] put to the American public the fundamental questions raised by capitalism in such a way that they could not escape them." --Edmund Wilson When it was first published in 1906, The Jungle exposed the inhumane conditions of Chicago's stockyards and the laborer's struggle against industry and "wage slavery." It was an immediate bestseller and led to new regulations that forever changed workers' rights and the meatpacking industry. A direct descendant of Dickens's Hard Times , it remains the most influential workingman's novel in American literature. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.
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Lexile measure:
1170L
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subject_facetChicago (Ill.) -- Fiction
Electronic books
Immigrants -- Fiction
Lithuanian Americans -- Fiction
Lithuanians -- United States -- Fiction
Meat industry and trade -- Fiction
Packing-house workers -- Fiction
Packing-houses -- Fiction
Political fiction
Poverty -- United States -- Fiction
Socialism -- United States -- Fiction
Stockyards -- Fiction
United States -- Social conditions -- 1865-1918 -- Fiction
Working class -- Fiction
Working class -- United States -- Fiction
title_displayThe jungle
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Immigrants
Lithuanian Americans
Lithuanians
Meat industry and trade
Packing-house workers
Packing-houses
Poverty
Social conditions
Socialism
Stockyards
Working class