The Jungle (1906) was one of Upton Sinclair's most famous novels. The novel was revolutionary, leading to the creation of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and meat inspections. He would later say: "I aimed at the public's heart, and by accident I hit it in the stomach."
by Upton Sinclair, and Christopher Phelps (Editor). Bedford Books. This edition reproduces the 1906 Doubleday edition of The Jungle
--with questions for consideration, a chronology, and a selected bibliography.
by Upton Sinclair, and Clare Virginia Eby (Editor). Norton. From the publisher: "Sinclair's 1906 landmark novel is credited with awakening the widespread public fury that led to the rapid passage of the Pure Food and Drug Act (1906), a watershed in consumer protection and government legislation."
by Upton Sinclair, and James R. Barrett. University of Illinois Press. From the publisher: "In this first annotated edition of Upton Sinclair's The Jungle
James Barrett offers students and scholars a broader understanding of the events and the milieu that led Sinclair to write the book."
by Upton Sinclair, and Jane Jacobs (Introduction). Random House. From the publisher: "When it was first published in 1906, The Jungle
exposed the inhumane conditions of Chicago's stockyards and the laborer's struggle against industry and 'wage slavery.' It was an immediate bestseller and led to new regulations that forever changed workers' rights and the meatpacking industry."
5. The Jungleby Upton Sinclair, Barry Sears (Afterword). Signet Classics. From the publisher: "One of the most harrowing novels ever written, this vivid depiction of the meatpacking industry in Chicago not only aroused the indignation of the public but was instrumental in bringing about the passage of the Pure Food and Drug Act."
by Upton Sinclair. Dover Publications. From the publisher: "1906 best-seller shockingly reveals intolerable labor practices and unsanitary working conditions in the Chicago stockyards as it tells the brutally grim story of a Slavic family that emigrates to America full of optimism but soon descends into numbing poverty, moral degradation, and despair. A fiercely realistic American classic that will haunt readers long after they've finished the last page."
Upton Sinclair, and Cynthia Brantley Johnson (Editor). Simon & Schuster. In addition to the text, this edition features an introduction, a chronology, a timeline, an outline of key themes and plot points, explanatory notes, a critical analysis, discussion questions, and a list of recommended related books and films.
by Upton Sinclair. Penguin. From the publisher: "Perhaps the most influential and harrowing of Sinclair's writings, this savage novel of the Chicago stockyards established its author as one of the major modern American propaganda novelists."
by Upton Sinclair. Bantam Books. From the publisher: "In this powerful book we enter the world of Jurgis Rudkus, a young Lithuanian immigrant who arrives in America fired with dreams of wealth, freedom, and opportunity. And we discover, with him, the astonishing truth about 'packingtown,' the busy, flourishing, filthy Chicago stockyards, where new world visions perish in a jungle of human suffering."
by Upton Sinclair, Harold Bloom (Editor), and Henry W. Berg (Editor). Chelsea House Publishers. From the publisher: "In addition to the text, this new edition contains a foreword by Earl Lee concerning the discovery and subsequent suppression of the original edition, and an introduction by Kathleen DeGrave placing the novel in historical context and explaining the pattern of censorship in the commonly known commercial edition, and its consequent major differences from the original edition."