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Blackstone Publishing 2011
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IL: UG - BL: 8 - AR Pts: 22
Lexile measure:
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Here is the dramatic expos├® of the Chicago meatpacking industry at the turn of the century that prompted the investigation by Theodore Roosevelt which culminated in the pure-food legislation of 1906.

The Jungle is the story of Jurgis Rudkus, a Slavic immigrant who marries frail Ona Lukoszaite and seeks security and happiness as a workman in the Chicago stockyards. Once there, he is abused by foremen; his meager savings are filched by real estate sharks; and at every turn he is plagued by the misfortunes arising from poverty, poor working conditions, and disease. Finally, in accordance with Sinclair's own creed, Rudkus turns to socialism as a way out.

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OverDrive MP3 Audiobook, OverDrive Listen
Edition:
Unabridged
Street Date:
05/06/2011
Language:
English
ISBN:
9781483090399
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Lexile measure:
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Upton Sinclair. (2011). The Jungle. Unabridged Blackstone Publishing.

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Upton Sinclair. 2011. The Jungle. Blackstone Publishing.

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Upton Sinclair, The Jungle. Blackstone Publishing, 2011.

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Upton Sinclair. The Jungle. Unabridged Blackstone Publishing, 2011.

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