The Floating Press, 1 janv. 2009 - 653 pages
Upton Sinclair's The Jungle is a novel portraying the corruption of the American meat industry in the early part of the twentieth century. The dismal living and working conditions and sense of hopelessness prevalent among the impoverished workers is compared to the corruption of the rich. Upton aimed to make such "wage slavery" issues center-stage in the minds of the American public. Despite already being serialized, it was rejected as a novel five times before being published in 1906, when it quickly became a bestseller.
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There was Elzbieta Lukoszaite, Teta, or Aunt, as they called her, Ona's
stepmother, and there were her six children, of all ages. There was also her
brother Jonas, a dried-up little man who had worked upon the farm. They were
people of great ...
... out of innumerable hiding places about their persons and in their baggage,
came forth the precious wads of money, to be done up tightly in a little bag and
sewed fast in the lining of Teta Elzbieta's dress. Early in the morning they sallied
And when at last he had questioned until there was no more questioning to be
done, and the time came for them to make up their minds, and either close the
bargain or reject it, it was all that poor Teta Elzbieta could do to keep from
They had, of course, put their dining table in the kitchen, and the dining room was
used as the bedroom of Teta Elzbieta and five of her children. She and the two
youngest slept in the only bed, and the other three had a mattress on the floor.
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LibraryThing ReviewAvis d'utilisateur - amyolivia - LibraryThing
While the story is not something I was riveted by, the beauty of the language kept me interested. The end of the book got a little preachy, but overall, it was an interesting and eye-opening story. Consulter l'avis complet
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This book has been very influential to me. But I can't say I "really liked it." Consulter l'avis complet