The Jungle (Digital Audiobook)

By Upton Sinclair, Grover Gardner (Narrator)

Publication Date: May 5, 2011

Other Editions of This Title:
Paperback (4/30/2016)
Paperback (11/5/2018)
Paperback (5/18/2009)
Paperback (12/16/2017)
Paperback (10/17/2011)
Paperback (3/26/2019)
Paperback (2/7/2014)
Paperback (1/27/2012)
Paperback (6/30/2011)
Paperback (10/12/2017)
Paperback (11/2/2006)
Paperback (8/10/2013)
Paperback (5/22/2018)
Paperback (6/22/2016)
Paperback (8/12/2012)

Description

Here is the dramatic expose of the Chicago meatpacking industry at the turn of the century that prompted the investigation by Theodore Roosevelt which culminated in the pure-food legislation of 1906. The Jungle is the story of Jurgis Rudkus, a Slavic immigrant who marries frail Ona Lukoszaite and seeks security and happiness as a workman in the Chicago stockyards. Once there, he is abused by foremen; his meager savings are filched by real estate sharks; and at every turn he is plagued by the misfortunes arising from poverty, poor working conditions, and disease. Finally, in accordance with Sinclair's own creed, Rudkus turns to socialism as a way out.