The Jungle, Literary Touchstone Edition

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Literary Touchstone Edition by Upton Sinc Literary Touchstone Edition by U This Prestwick House Literary Touchstone Edition includes a glossary and reader's notes to help the modern reader contend with Sinclair's characterizations and language. The lure of good wages and a chance to live The American Dream lure thousands of unsuspecting immigrants to the big city, where they find'instead of wealth and freedom'only stifling poverty, pervasive corruption, infectious disease, and early death.

Upton Sinclair's masterpiece of muckraking fiction-mixed-with-fact led to the passage of the Pure Food and Drug Act, but not in time to save the struggling Lithuanian family whose members come to life in The Jungle. This book is suspensful and full of interesting facts about the Amazon.

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I own several titles in the Calla Editions' series of books, i. They are all of superior quality in terms of binding, paper, as well as illustrations. The book is larger than a regular hardcover, and this particular title "The Jungle Book" weighs about two pounds. This Calla edition is a republication of the edition originally published by Macmillan and Co. The paper is of heavy stock, one can literally feel the heft of each page!

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The color of the paper is ivory or something close to it , and it is bound in pearl linen. The font used is Kennerley Old Style and Michelangelo, and apart If you're a fan of Steve Berry, you'll enjoy this.

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I am quite amused when I read the personal reviews of this book by people who struggle with whether or not Upton Sinclair was truthful or not about the conditions in the Chicago stockyards when he wrote this classical text. Of course he wasn't! This was not meant to be a non-fictional piece nor was it even meant to be a novel of historical fiction.

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It was meant to be a highly exaggerated, yet concise, piece of allegorical symbolism. By unrealistically expanding on the distraught conditions of not only the stockyards themselves but, more importantly, upon the plight of an immigrant family's interaction with this overwhelming mirage, Sinclair universalizes this tale into one which symbolizes uncontrolled capitalism and the blight which it brings on us all.

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