Independently Published, 28 juin 2019 - 251 pages
Jurgis Rudkus and his family fight against all odds to survive in the urban jungle of Chicago, and find themselves unable to prevent their descent into abject poverty and despair.
The Jungle is one of the most powerful novels ever published in the United States. This deeply moving story exposed the horrific conditions many workers lived under in the United States in the early 1900s, and focused the nation's eyes on the struggles immigrants went through to have a part of the American Dream. Through its detailed descriptions of the meat industry based on the author's real experience, The Jungle led to the creation of the Food and Drug Administration.
"The Uncle Tom's Cabin of wage slavery." - Jack London
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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
LibraryThing ReviewAvis d'utilisateur - CassandraT - www.librarything.com
This book has been very influential to me. But I can't say I "really liked it." Consulter l'avis complet