The Jungle
by Upton Sinclair.
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American Library Association2010Banned from public libraries in Yugoslavia (1929). Burned in the Nazi bonfires because of Sinclair's socialist views (1933). Banned in East Germany (1956) as inimical to communism. Banned in South Korea (1985).

Book Summary: ...the story of Jurgis Rudkus, who moves his family from Lithuania to Chicago expecting to achieve the American dream. Instead, their life becomes a nightmare of toil, poverty, and death. At first Jurgis tolerates the squalid environment of the packing plants in order to support his family. After being injured and attacking his supervisor for sexually exploiting his wife, Jurgis loses his job and watches his family members die as a result of illnesses and accidents. He and his family undergo a horrifying series of hardships before Jurgis discovers "brothers in affliction, and allies" in the socialist cause. ("Explanation of: 'The Jungle' by Upton Sinclair." LitFinder Contemporary Collection. Detroit: Gale, 2009. LitFinder. Web. 20 Sep. 2011.)
Book Summary2011...the story of Jurgis Rudkus, who moves his family from Lithuania to Chicago expecting to achieve the American dream. Instead, their life becomes a nightmare of toil, poverty, and death. At first Jurgis tolerates the squalid environment of the packing plants in order to support his family. After being injured and attacking his supervisor for sexually exploiting his wife, Jurgis loses his job and watches his family members die as a result of illnesses and accidents. He and his family undergo a horrifying series of hardships before Jurgis discovers "brothers in affliction, and allies" in the socialist cause. ("Explanation of: 'The Jungle' by Upton Sinclair." LitFinder Contemporary Collection. Detroit: Gale, 2009. LitFinder. Web. 20 Sep. 2011.)
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