The JungleBook - 2004
From Library Staff
Sinclair's novel draws a vivid portrait of life and death in a turn-of-the-century Chicago meatpacking factory -- so compelling it led to government regulation of the food industry. It has been praised as one of the most influential workingman novels in American literature.
OneBookOneChicago Sep 23, 2013
This classic novel, first printed in 1906, tells the story of a Lithuanian family recently immigrated to Chicago. Jurgis Rudkus finds a job at a meatpacking district where the work is physically hard, unsanitary and dangerous. Sinclair’s novel depicts the working conditions and injustices that ma... Read More »