Author: Upton Sinclair
Number Of Pages: 392
Publisher: Starry Night Publishing
Details: Some novels merely entertain, while others stand apart. “The Jungle” is a novel that changed the world and haunted its readers, inspiring the 1906 Pure Food and Drug Act and the Meat Inspection Act. Written as a social protest against working conditions, and covering race, poverty, immigration, gender, and political reform, it makes shocking allegations about the Chicago meatpacking industry and was used by President Theodore Roosevelt in his presentation to Congress. Not only did this book call for change, it spearheaded it.