The Jungle by Upton Sinclair

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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.

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The 379th greatest fiction book of all time

This book is on the following lists:

  1. - 45th on Radcliffe's 100 Best Novels (Radcliffe Publishing Course)
  2. - 100 Most Influential Books of the Century (Boston Public Library)
  3. - The 100 Greatest American Novels, 1893 – 1993 (Jeff O'Neal at
  4. - 50 Books to (Re-)Read at 50 (nextavenue)
  5. - The Book of Great Books: A Guide to 100 World Classics (Book)
  6. - Great Books (The Learning Channel)
  7. - Recommended Books (Academy of Achievement)

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