Upton Sinclair’s THE JUNGLE

Upton Sinclair’s THE JUNGLE is a wonderful novel that is not for the faint of heart.

This powerful indictment of the meat-packing industry in Chicago at the turn of the century contains relentlessly explicit details about the working conditions that poor immigrants were forced to endure, with writing that is so vivid it is positively nauseating.

This is a wonderful book that is very much of its time. However, I do not recommend reading it while eating.  Five stars.

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