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Upton Sinclair (1878–1968)

Auteur van De jungle

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Upton Sinclair, a lifelong vigorous socialist, first became well known with a powerful muckraking novel, The Jungle, in 1906. Refused by five publishers and finally published by Sinclair himself, it became an immediate bestseller, and inspired a government investigation of the Chicago stockyards, toon meer which led to much reform. In 1967 he was invited by President Lyndon Johnson to "witness the signing of the Wholesome Meat Act, which will gradually plug loopholes left by the first Federal meat inspection law" (N.Y. Times), a law Sinclair had helped to bring about. Newspapers, colleges, schools, churches, and industries have all been the subject of a Sinclair attack, analyzing and exposing their evils. Sinclair was not really a novelist, but a fearless and indefatigable journalist-crusader. All his early books are propaganda for his social reforms. When regular publishers boycotted his work, he published himself, usually at a financial loss. His 80 or so books have been translated into 47 languages, and his sales abroad, especially in the former Soviet Union, have been enormous. (Bowker Author Biography) toon minder
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Werken van Upton Sinclair

De jungle (1906) 11,697 exemplaren
Petroleum (1927) 1,362 exemplaren
Einde van een wereld (1940) 321 exemplaren
Drakentanden (1942) 310 exemplaren
Om een nieuwe wereld (1946) 253 exemplaren
Koning Kool (1917) 170 exemplaren
Tussen twee werelden 1911-1940 (1941) 133 exemplaren
Wijd is de poort (1943) 129 exemplaren
Geheim agent nr. 103 (1944) 112 exemplaren
Paniek in Wall Street (1645) 111 exemplaren
duizendjarig rijk, [Het] (1981) 108 exemplaren
The Profits of Religion (1917) 107 exemplaren
Naar de overwinning (1948) 103 exemplaren
The Cup of Fury (1956) 98 exemplaren
Met geheime zending (1946) 95 exemplaren
De Martelaren van Boston (1928) 87 exemplaren
Schatten der aarde (1750) 82 exemplaren
Mental Radio (1930) 75 exemplaren
100 Eternal Masterpieces of Literature - volume 2 (2020) — Medewerker — 71 exemplaren
Jimmie Higgins (1919) 56 exemplaren
The Metropolis (1771) 56 exemplaren
Dragon's Teeth I (World's End) (2001) 50 exemplaren
They Call Me Carpenter (1922) 43 exemplaren
The Gnomobile (1936) 41 exemplaren
The Fasting Cure (1955) 31 exemplaren
Manassas: A Novel of the War (1904) 27 exemplaren
The Book of Life (1922) 25 exemplaren
Samuel the Seeker (2007) 23 exemplaren
The Machine (2004) 22 exemplaren
Geld (1993) 21 exemplaren
Love's Pilgrimage (1911) 19 exemplaren
The Wet Parade (1931) 16 exemplaren
Boston Volume I (1928) 16 exemplaren
Sylvia's Marriage (1914) 16 exemplaren
August 22nd, (1965) 15 exemplaren
A Prisoner of Morro (1898) 14 exemplaren
Boston, Volume 2 (1928) 12 exemplaren
The Journal of Arthur Sterling (1903) 11 exemplaren
Theirs be the Guilt (1960) 10 exemplaren
The Second-Story Man (2010) 9 exemplaren
The Spokesman's Secretary (1985) 9 exemplaren
Little steel (1938) 9 exemplaren
Roman Holiday (1931) 8 exemplaren
The Naturewoman (2007) 8 exemplaren
Prince Hagen (1999) 7 exemplaren
What Didymus did (1954) 7 exemplaren
The overman (2018) 7 exemplaren
King Midas: A Romance (2007) 6 exemplaren
Between two Worlds Vol. II (2001) 6 exemplaren
Sylvia : romaan (1913) 6 exemplaren
Money writes! (1970) 5 exemplaren
The Jungle (Annotated) (2017) 5 exemplaren
The Pot Boiler (2011) 5 exemplaren
The Upton Sinclair Collection (2015) 5 exemplaren
Our Lady (2007) 5 exemplaren
Affectionately, Eve (1961) 4 exemplaren
Der Sumpf. Roman 4 exemplaren
My lifetime in letters (1960) 4 exemplaren
Plays of Protest (1970) 4 exemplaren
The Secret Life of Jesus (1952) 4 exemplaren
World's End, Vol. 2 (2001) 3 exemplaren
Kan Dökülücek (2016) 3 exemplaren
In The Jungle (2012) 3 exemplaren
Wallstreet. Roman in 2 Teilen (1929) 3 exemplaren
Depression island (1935) 3 exemplaren
El gnomóvil (1988) 3 exemplaren
The Jungle (Graphic Novel) (2019) 2 exemplaren
The Epic Plan for California (1934) 2 exemplaren
Marie Antoinette : a play (1939) 2 exemplaren
Three Plays 2 exemplaren
Dragon's Teeth II (1705) 2 exemplaren
Presidential Agent, vol. 1 (2001) 2 exemplaren
The Book of Life, Vols. 2 and 3 (1922) 2 exemplaren
An Upton Sinclair Anthology (1947) 2 exemplaren
World's End Series, 11 volumes (1940) 1 exemplaar
LA BUENA SED 1 exemplaar
FORD 1 exemplaar
Presents William Fox (1933) 1 exemplaar
La giungla (2011) 1 exemplaar
Kömür Krali 1 exemplaar
Radio mentale 1 exemplaar
World's End, Vol. 1 (2010) 1 exemplaar
In the Net of the Visconti (2019) 1 exemplaar
Teufelsernte Roman 1 exemplaar
Welt-Ende Roman 1 exemplaar
Summer in the City 1 exemplaar
William Fox Roman 1 exemplaar
The Jungle and Other Novels (2008) 1 exemplaar
The book of love 1 exemplaar
A gauntlet of fire 1 exemplaar
A soldier monk 1 exemplaar
Saved by the enemy 1 exemplaar
Telling the world 1 exemplaar
King Coal, Vol. 1 1 exemplaar
Expect no peace! 1 exemplaar
Weltende 1 exemplaar
Markets and misery 1 exemplaar
Az özönvíz után 1 exemplaar
Presidential Agent 2 (2001) 1 exemplaar
Pamela 1 exemplaar
Kenilworth 1 exemplaar
King Coal, Vol. 2 1 exemplaar
Debs and the Poets 1 exemplaar
The Book of Life, Vol. 1 (1922) 1 exemplaar

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1001 Group Read - November, 2012: The Jungle in 1001 Books to read before you die (november 2012)


Functions as more of a political treatise of sorts rather than a straightforward narrative, which exposes the ill-treatment of low-wage workers, particularly cheated immigrants, in early 20th century America. Through the medium of a tragic fable, Sinclair strives to represent Capitalism at its worst, and with bitter and explicit detail, sheds light on the injustice and evils that would be potentially concealed by the untrained eye. He advocates the cause of Socialism in its place and he makes a remarkably convincing argument for the undecided.

Personally, I found the story itself too tedious and predictable, and the characters a bit cold and detached; too much of a cautionary tale to make for a pleasurable read (like Black Beauty or The Red Pony for people). Nonetheless, the book is well-written with a sense of poignancy, and the concepts are both significant and inspiring.
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TheBooksofWrath | 128 andere besprekingen | Apr 18, 2024 |
Entertaining and an interesting (albeit sarcastic?) description of the life of a would-be millionaire in the 1920s. However, I was confused by the plot: it doesn't follow the hero's journey or other story arc structure; instead it is an almost linear narration of events without much conflict. The conflicts that do happen are relatively minor and don't impede the main character in any way. I guess the main focus is the slow corruption of the main character, without much opposition from or interaction with other parties.

Books this reminded me of:
- [b:Reminiscences of a Stock Operator: With New Commentary and Insights on the Life and Times of Jesse Livermore|6582969|Reminiscences of a Stock Operator With New Commentary and Insights on the Life and Times of Jesse Livermore (Annotated Edition)|Edwin Lefèvre||97175]
- [b:What Makes Sammy Run?|101191|What Makes Sammy Run?|Budd Schulberg||981633]
- [b:The Richest Woman in America: Hetty Green in the Gilded Age|13330601|The Richest Woman in America Hetty Green in the Gilded Age|Janet Wallach||18538251]
- [b:The Gospel of Wealth and Other Writings|318179|The Gospel of Wealth and Other Writings|Andrew Carnegie||308969]
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jd7h | Feb 18, 2024 |
This book has forever changed how I feel about immigrants and how they were treated.
LuLibro | 38 andere besprekingen | Jan 22, 2024 |
I remember hearing about this book in my high school Literary Criticism competition studies (I always got Upton Sinclair and Sinclair Lewis). I knew he'd written about poor conditions in meat packing plants, but I didn't realize that the book was a novel with a plot. Frankly, it was pretty depressing. Listening to descriptions of the lives of the characters, often barely scraping by and nearly starving, made me feel incredibly privileged to be in my current position, having quit a job of my own volition and being able to comfortably spent 4 months looking for one I like better.… (meer)
stardustwisdom | 38 andere besprekingen | Dec 31, 2023 |



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