The Jungle, Upton Sinclair
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The Jungle

Author: Upton Sinclair

Narrator: Grover Gardner

Unabridged: 13 hr 17 min

Format: Digital Audiobook

Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks

Published: 05/06/2011

Genre: Fiction - Classics

Synopsis

Here is the dramatic expos of the Chicago meatpacking industry at the turn of the century that prompted an investigation by Theodore Roosevelt which culminated in the purefood legislation of 1906. The Jungle is the story of Jurgis Rudkus, a Slavic immigrant who marries frail Ona Lukoszaite and seeks security and happiness as a workman in the Chicago stockyards. Once there, he is abused by foremen, his meager savings are filched by real estate sharks, and at every turn he is plagued by the misfortunes arising from poverty, poor working conditions, and disease. Finally, in accordance with Sinclairs own creed, Rudkus turns to socialism as a way out.

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