The Jungle ((anglès): La jungla) és una novel·la de escrita pel nord- americà periodista i escriptor Upton Sinclair (). Sinclair va escriure la. Title, La Jungla Biblioteca Grandes éxitos. Author, Upton Sinclair. Translated by, Antonio Samons. Publisher, Orbis, ISBN, , Get this from a library! La jungla. [Upton Sinclair; Antonio Samons].

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They fall deeply into debt and are prey to con men. The Uncensored Original Edition. President Theodore Roosevelt snclair described Sinclair as a “crackpot” because of the writer’s socialist positions.

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The president wrote “radical action must be taken to do away with the efforts of arrogant and selfish greed on the part of the capitalist. Hoping to buy a house, they exhaust their savings on the down payment for a substandard slum house, which they cannot afford. One night, he wanders into a lecture being given by a socialist orator, where he finds community and purpose.

Retrieved January 12, Jurgis’ father dies as a direct result of the unsafe work conditions in the meatpacking plant.

The book depicts working-class poverty, the lack of social supports, harsh and unpleasant living and working conditions, and a hopelessness among many workers.

Upton Sinclair intended to expose “the inferno of exploitation [of the typical American factory worker at the turn of the 20th Century]”, [12] but the reading public fixed on food safety as the novel’s most pressing issue.

The poor working conditions, and exploitation of children and women along with men, were taken to expose the corruption in meat packing factories. Three-fourths of the things he said were absolute falsehoods.


The main character in the book is Jurgis Rudkus, a Lithuanian immigrant trying to make ends meet in Chicago. Upton Sinclair”Social History.

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Soon after, his first child drowns in a muddy street. The family’s breakdown progresses as Jurgis discovers an arrangement in which Ona has traded regular sexual favors to Jurgis’ boss in exchange for being allowed to keep her job. Congress, House, Committee on Agriculture,p.

He is hysterical, unbalanced, and untruthful. Vistes Mostra Modifica Mostra l’historial. Ella mor en el part dessagnada, amb divuit anys. Sinclair was considered a muckrakeror journalist who exposed corruption in government and business.

In revenge, Jurgis attacks Connor, resulting in his arrest and imprisonment. The family is eventually evicted after their money is taken.

His primary purpose in describing the meat industry and its working conditions was to advance socialism in the United States. Upton SinclairNew York: By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

History of the American Left. Harvard University Press, p. The copyright in some countries expired after years, so there is now as of March 11, a free or “public domain” copy of the book available on the web site of Project Gutenberg. Els agricultors acomiaden els seus treballadors desapareix quan s’acaba la collita.

He drifts without direction. Book Review Digest Plus H.

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Retrieved June 14, Roosevelt did not release the Neill—Reynolds Report for publication. University of Michigan Press.

Then an injury results in Jurgis being fired from the meatpacking plant; he later takes a job at Durham’s fertilizer sibclair. Wikiquote has quotations related to: I advise without hesitation and unreservedly against the publication of this book which is gloom and horror unrelieved. Random House,pp. Al i la seva jove esposa lluiten per sobreviure. Part of a series on. Roosevelt no va publicar l’informe Neill-Reynolds.


Their oral report to Roosevelt supported much of what Sinclair portrayed in the novel, excepting the claim of workers falling into rendering vats. Va encarregar al Commissionat de Treball Charles P. As the novel progresses, the jobs and means the family use to stay alive slowly lead to their sinclaur and moral decay. This investigation had inspired Sinclair to write the novel, but his efforts to publish the series as a book met with resistance.

Five publishers rejected the work as too shocking. One feels that what is at the bottom of his fierceness is not nearly so much desire to help the poor as hatred of the rich. The foreword and introduction say that the commercial editions were sinclar to make their political message acceptable to capitalist publishers.

Editor, Upton Sinclair’s The Junglepp. In other projects Wikiquote.

He and his family live near the stockyards and meatpacking district where many immigrants, who do not know much English, work. One of the children, Kristoforas, dies from food poisoning. Socialism portal United States portal. For some of the remainder there was only a basis of truth. A film version of the novel was made inbut it has since been lost. L’escriptor Jack London el va anomenar, La cabana de l’oncle Tom de l’esclavitud assalariada.