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Upton Sinclair (1878–1968)

Autor(a) de The Jungle

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About the Author

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, mostrar mais 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) mostrar menos
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Obras de Upton Sinclair

The Jungle (1906) 11,739 cópias
Oil! (1927) 1,361 cópias
World's End (1940) 322 cópias
Dragon's Teeth (1942) 310 cópias
A World to Win (1946) 253 cópias
King Coal (1917) 170 cópias
Dragon Harvest (1945) 136 cópias
Between Two Worlds (1941) 133 cópias
Wide is the Gate (1943) 129 cópias
Presidential Agent (1944) 112 cópias
The Moneychangers (1645) 111 cópias
The Profits of Religion (1917) 107 cópias
The Millennium (1981) 105 cópias
One Clear Call (1948) 103 cópias
The Cup of Fury (1956) 98 cópias
Presidential Mission (1946) 95 cópias
O Shepherd, Speak! (1750) 82 cópias
Mental Radio (1930) 75 cópias
The return of Lanny Budd (1656) 74 cópias
100 Eternal Masterpieces of Literature - volume 2 (2020) — Contribuinte — 71 cópias
Jimmie Higgins (1919) 56 cópias
The Metropolis (1771) 56 cópias
They Call Me Carpenter (1922) 43 cópias
The Gnomobile (1936) 41 cópias
The Fasting Cure (1955) 31 cópias
Manassas: A Novel of the War (1904) 27 cópias
The Book of Life (1922) 25 cópias
Samuel the Seeker (2007) 23 cópias
The Machine (2004) 23 cópias
Mountain City (1993) 22 cópias
Love's Pilgrimage (1911) 19 cópias
The Wet Parade (1931) 16 cópias
Boston, Volume 1 (1928) 16 cópias
August 22nd, (1965) 16 cópias
Sylvia's Marriage (1914) 16 cópias
A Prisoner of Morro (1898) 14 cópias
Boston, Volume 2 (1928) 12 cópias
Theirs be the Guilt (1960) 10 cópias
The Spokesman's Secretary (1985) 9 cópias
Little steel (1938) 9 cópias
Roman Holiday (1931) 8 cópias
The Naturewoman (2007) 8 cópias
The Second-Story Man (2010) 8 cópias
Prince Hagen (1999) 7 cópias
What Didymus did (1954) 7 cópias
The overman (2018) 7 cópias
King Midas: A Romance (2007) 6 cópias
Between two Worlds Vol. II (2001) 6 cópias
Sylvia : romaan (1913) 6 cópias
The Jungle (Annotated) (2017) 5 cópias
Our Lady (2007) 5 cópias
The Pot Boiler (2011) 5 cópias
Money writes! (1970) 5 cópias
My lifetime in letters (1960) 4 cópias
Plays of Protest (1970) 4 cópias
The Secret Life of Jesus (1952) 4 cópias
Affectionately, Eve (1961) 4 cópias
Der Sumpf. Roman 4 cópias
In The Jungle (2012) 3 cópias
Depression island (1935) 3 cópias
World's End, Vol. 2 (2001) 3 cópias
Kan Dökülücek (2016) 3 cópias
Three Plays 2 cópias
Marie Antoinette : a play (1939) 2 cópias
Dragon's Teeth II (1705) 2 cópias
The Jungle (Graphic Novel) (2019) 2 cópias
An Upton Sinclair Anthology (1947) 2 cópias
Presidential Agent, vol. 1 (2001) 2 cópias
El gnomóvil (1988) 2 cópias
The West Point Rivals 1 exemplar(es)
La giungla (2011) 1 exemplar(es)
Presents William Fox (1933) 1 exemplar(es)
Welt-Ende Roman 1 exemplar(es)
FORD 1 exemplar(es)
UN PATRIOTA 100 POR 100 1 exemplar(es)
Briefe an einen Arbeiter 1 exemplar(es)
LA BUENA SED 1 exemplar(es)
A World to Win II (World's End) (2001) 1 exemplar(es)
World's End, Vol. 1 (2010) 1 exemplar(es)
Die elfte Stunde Roman 1 exemplar(es)
Schicksal im Osten Roman 1 exemplar(es)
Weit ist das Tor Roman 1 exemplar(es)
Teufelsernte Roman 1 exemplar(es)
In the Net of the Visconti (2019) 1 exemplar(es)
Summer in the City 1 exemplar(es)
Radio mentale 1 exemplar(es)
Kömür Krali 1 exemplar(es)
Peregrinación de amor 1 exemplar(es)
William Fox Roman 1 exemplar(es)
The Jungle and Other Novels (2008) 1 exemplar(es)
The book of love 1 exemplar(es)
The lie factory starts 1 exemplar(es)
A gauntlet of fire 1 exemplar(es)
A soldier monk 1 exemplar(es)
Saved by the enemy 1 exemplar(es)
Telling the world 1 exemplar(es)
King Coal, Vol. 1 1 exemplar(es)
Expect no peace! 1 exemplar(es)
Your million dollars 1 exemplar(es)
Peregrinación de amor 1 exemplar(es)
Mi se spune dulgheru 1 exemplar(es)
Weltende 1 exemplar(es)
Markets and misery 1 exemplar(es)
Az özönvíz után 1 exemplar(es)
Manó-mobil meseregény 1 exemplar(es)
Presidential Agent 2 (2001) 1 exemplar(es)
Pamela 1 exemplar(es)
Kenilworth 1 exemplar(es)
King Coal, Vol. 2 1 exemplar(es)
Debs and the Poets 1 exemplar(es)
The Book of Life, Vol. 1 (1922) 1 exemplar(es)

Associated Works

There Will Be Blood [2007 film] (2007) — Original book — 335 cópias
This Is My Best (1942) — Contribuinte — 188 cópias
The Fantastic Pulps (1975) — Contribuinte — 71 cópias
I Was Hitler's Doctor (1942) — Prefácio, algumas edições49 cópias
The Jungle [graphic novel] (2018) — Contribuinte — 41 cópias


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


Jed Rusher was born in cattle-country but had his eye set on those who were privileged enough to ride trains. Due to circumstance, his older sister Liza had to take care of her three younger siblings. Liza dotted on Jed the most and had great expectations of him. Opportunity arose to move to sugar-beet planation but that was a temporary boon. Earning a free scholarship at his high school, Jed went to university. When his university was in dire circumstance and needed funding, everyone was asked to try and obtain donations. With this aim, he went to a rich family of Warrener. Although the university would not accept Warrener request for his money, Jed was able to talk his way into Warrener’s graces. Within these conversations he was able to obtain wealth, power, knowledge, and a wife. Becoming the president of an oil company.

This is not a narrative with that many shocking moments. It just shows an unrelenting rise of a person from a poor laborer to a rich person. Sinclair shows the frenzy around social standings of the rich even though the rich make their money through other means than what is published. Legal and finical manipulation are the norm of this book. The different backgrounds people come from show themselves in how they view everything, how they behave, and their expectations. The books theme is a question, can moral righteousness be aligned with money and power? This is a question Jed has to struggle with in order to achieve his aims in becoming and maintaining a rich standing.
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Eugene_Kernes | 1 outra resenha | Jun 4, 2024 |
This is a great book that follows a Lithuanian in the early part of the twentieth century. The situation of poor production, working condition, and the lack of proper living conditions are the major focus points. An explanation of the bribing and overall detrimental negotiating environment is vividly given. The theme of the book is a socialist account of what is happening to the people. This is where the author goes wrong. If someone is bribing, in a capitalist system, nobody will trade with them anymore. There is a severe cost of dishonesty. Only in a socialist system is there no cost to discrimination. The author does a very good job with at times reminding the reader what had happened before in a succinct way. The best part of the book which makes it great, is that the author does not keep to a linear story line, meaning that the main character goes from doing bad to worse than to better than to worse to best to bad and so on. The fluctuations in the story make this book very believable. There is a slight difficulty in reading the book initially as many people and their respective backgrounds are given in a short few pages that it makes it difficult to keep track of who is who.… (mais)
Eugene_Kernes | outras 39 resenhas | Jun 4, 2024 |
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 | outras 128 resenhas | 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.

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