Item #75499 THE JUNGLE. Upton Sinclair.


New York: Doubleday, Page & Company, 1906. First Edition. Hardcover. First edition, second issue with the broken type on the copyright page. An ardent activist, champion of political reform, novelist, and progressive journalist, Upton Sinclair (1878-1968) is best known for this devastating expose of the meat-packing industry. The novel was a shocking revelation of intolerable labor practices and unsanitary working conditions in the Chicago stockyards. It quickly became a bestseller, arousing public sentiment and resulting in such federal legislation as the Pure Food and Drug Act. Octavo. Original green cloth binding, with pictorial black and white stamping. An especially crisp and bright example, with a bit of rubbing to the white stamping. Very good. Item #75499

Price: $500.00

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