The Jungle

The Jungle

For nearly a century, the original version of Upton Sinclair's classic novel has remained almost entirely unknown.

When it was published in serial form in 1905, it was a full third longer than the censored, commercial edition published in book form the following year. That expurgated commercial edition edited out much of the ethnic flavor of the original, as well as some of the goriest descriptions of the meat-packing industry and much of Sinclair's most pointed social and political commentary.

The text of this new edition is as it appeared in the original uncensored edition of 1905.
It contains the full 36 chapters as originally published, rather than the 31 of the expurgated edition.

A new foreword describes the discovery in the 1980s of the original edition and its subsequent suppression, and a new introduction places the novel in historical context by explaining the pattern of censorship in the shorter commercial edition.

Title:The Jungle
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9781884365300
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    The Jungle Reviews

  • Robert Isenberg

    Naturally, my high school English teacher felt it necessary to assign "The Jungle" to read over Thanksgiving break. As my Dad carved the turkey, the conversation went something like this:MOM: Could yo...

  • Heidi

    Whenever I've asked someone if they have read The Jungle, and if they have not read it, they always respond, "isn't that about the meat packing industry?". I think that response is exactly what the au...

  • Ahmad Sharabiani

    The jungle, Upton SinclairThe Jungle is a 1906 novel written by the American journalist and novelist Upton Sinclair (1878–1968). Sinclair wrote the novel to portray the harsh conditions and exploite...

  • Jason Koivu

    Reading The Jungle will have you wringing your fists Upton Sinclair style. Right up until I read it, The Jungle was one of those books I'd always heard of, but not heard about. I knew it was important...

  • Roy Lotz

    Every day in New York they slaughterfour million ducksfive million pigsand two thousand doves for the pleasure of the dying,a million cowsa million lambsand two million roosters,that leave the sky in ...

  • Rachel

    (written 6-03)Wow. Now I can see why this book had such a big impression on those who read it in the early twentieth century. Really heart-wrenching (and gut-wrenching) stuff. There's the famous quote...

  • Jilly

    Hey, do you want to see some poor schlub get totally wrecked by "the man", be grossed out by the meat industry, and learn about socialism?Then, this is the book for you!I had to read it for school and...

  • Danger

    It's been a while since I read it, but I believe this book features a precocious young boy named Mowgli Rudkus who was raised by wolves. After singing a bunch of songs with bears and orangutans in the...

  • Kater Cheek

    I have a tendency to be easily swayed by arguments, so I asked a well-read friend for an antidote to Ayn Rand's ATLAS SHRUGGED. She suggested this book. If I ever get that wish where you get to resurr...

  • Darwin8u

    “They use everything about the hog except the squeal.” ― Upton Sinclair, The JungleOne of the great social/protest novels of the 20th Century. 'The Jungle' is at once an indictment on the treatm...