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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 por Upton Sinclair

The Jungle (1906) 11,550 exemplares
Oil! (1927) 1,340 exemplares
World's End (1940) 321 exemplares
Dragon's Teeth (1942) 307 exemplares
A World to Win (1946) 251 exemplares
King Coal (1917) 163 exemplares
Dragon Harvest (1945) 133 exemplares
Wide is the Gate (1943) 129 exemplares
Between Two Worlds (1941) 126 exemplares
Presidential Agent (1944) 111 exemplares
The Moneychangers (1645) 109 exemplares
The Millennium (1981) 108 exemplares
The Profits of Religion (1917) 106 exemplares
One Clear Call (1948) 101 exemplares
The Cup of Fury (1956) 97 exemplares
Presidential Mission (1946) 94 exemplares
O Shepherd, Speak! (1750) 80 exemplares
Mental Radio (1930) 74 exemplares
The return of Lanny Budd (1656) 73 exemplares
100 Eternal Masterpieces of Literature - volume 2 (2020) — Contribuidor — 69 exemplares
The Metropolis (1771) 55 exemplares
Jimmie Higgins (1919) 55 exemplares
Dragon's Teeth I (World's End) (2001) 50 exemplares
They Call Me Carpenter (1922) 43 exemplares
The Gnomobile (1936) 41 exemplares
The Fasting Cure (1955) 31 exemplares
Manassas: A Novel of the War (1904) 26 exemplares
The Book of Life (1922) 25 exemplares
The Machine (2004) 24 exemplares
Samuel the Seeker (2007) 23 exemplares
Mountain City (1993) 21 exemplares
Love's Pilgrimage (1911) 18 exemplares
BOSTON, A NOVEL Volume One Only (1928) 16 exemplares
Sylvia's Marriage (1914) 16 exemplares
The Wet Parade (1931) 16 exemplares
August 22nd, (1965) 15 exemplares
A Prisoner of Morro (1898) 13 exemplares
Boston Volume II (1928) 11 exemplares
The Journal of Arthur Stirling (1903) 11 exemplares
Theirs be the Guilt (1960) 10 exemplares
The Second-Story Man (2010) 9 exemplares
Little steel (1938) 9 exemplares
The Naturewoman (2007) 8 exemplares
Roman Holiday (1931) 8 exemplares
The Spokesman's Secretary (1985) 8 exemplares
Prince Hagen (1999) 7 exemplares
What Didymus did (1954) 7 exemplares
King Midas: A Romance (2007) 6 exemplares
Sylvia : romaan (1913) 6 exemplares
The overman (2018) 6 exemplares
Between two Worlds Vol. II (2001) 6 exemplares
Our Lady (2007) 5 exemplares
Money writes! (1970) 5 exemplares
The Jungle (Annotated) (2017) 5 exemplares
The Pot Boiler (2011) 5 exemplares
The Upton Sinclair Collection (2015) 5 exemplares
Affectionately, Eve (1961) 4 exemplares
My lifetime in letters (1960) 4 exemplares
Plays of Protest (1970) 4 exemplares
Der Sumpf. Roman 4 exemplares
The Secret Life of Jesus (1952) 4 exemplares
Kan Dökülücek (2016) 3 exemplares
In The Jungle (2012) 3 exemplares
Wallstreet. Roman in 2 Teilen (1929) 3 exemplares
World's End, Vol. 2 (2001) 3 exemplares
Depression island (1935) 3 exemplares
Three Plays 2 exemplares
The Jungle (Graphic Novel) (2019) 2 exemplares
Marie Antoinette : a play (1939) 2 exemplares
The Book of Life, Vols. 2 and 3 (1922) 2 exemplares
Petrol! (2018) 2 exemplares
Dragon's Teeth II (1705) 2 exemplares
An Upton Sinclair Anthology (1947) 2 exemplares
Presidential Agent, vol. 1 (2001) 2 exemplares
El gnomóvil (1988) 2 exemplares
The Epic Plan for California (1934) 2 exemplares
Welt-Ende Roman 1 exemplar
Teufelsernte Roman 1 exemplar
World's End, Vol. 1 (2010) 1 exemplar
La giungla (2011) 1 exemplar
Presents William Fox (1933) 1 exemplar
Öl!: Roman (2015) 1 exemplar
La fiche de bronce 1 exemplar
FORD 1 exemplar
Summer in the City 1 exemplar
A gauntlet of fire 1 exemplar
A soldier monk 1 exemplar
Saved by the enemy 1 exemplar
The Jungle and Other Novels (2008) 1 exemplar
The book of love 1 exemplar
King Coal, Vol. 1 1 exemplar
King Coal, Vol. 2 1 exemplar
William Fox Roman 1 exemplar
Petróleo (2008) 1 exemplar
جنگل 1 exemplar
Weltende 1 exemplar
Markets and misery 1 exemplar
Presidential Agent 2 (2001) 1 exemplar
Pamela 1 exemplar
Kenilworth 1 exemplar
Expect no peace! 1 exemplar
Debs and the Poets 1 exemplar
The Book of Life, Vol. 1 (1922) 1 exemplar
Telling the world 1 exemplar

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Fierce Pajamas: An Anthology of Humor Writing from The New Yorker (2001) — Contribuidor — 702 exemplares
There Will Be Blood [2007 film] (2007) — Original book — 326 exemplares
This Is My Best (1942) — Contribuidor — 185 exemplares
The Fantastic Pulps (1975) — Contribuidor — 70 exemplares
I Was Hitler's Doctor (1942) — Prefácio, algumas edições49 exemplares
Socialism in America from the Shakers to the Third International (1970) — Contribuidor — 41 exemplares
The Jungle [graphic novel] (2018) — Contribuidor — 40 exemplares


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


BooksInMirror | 127 outras críticas | Feb 19, 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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jd7h | Feb 18, 2024 |
This book has forever changed how I feel about immigrants and how they were treated.
LuLibro | 38 outras críticas | Jan 22, 2024 |
I remember hearing about this book in my high school Literary Criticism competition studies (I always got Upton Sinclair and Sinclair Lewis). I knew he'd written about poor conditions in meat packing plants, but I didn't realize that the book was a novel with a plot. Frankly, it was pretty depressing. Listening to descriptions of the lives of the characters, often barely scraping by and nearly starving, made me feel incredibly privileged to be in my current position, having quit a job of my own volition and being able to comfortably spent 4 months looking for one I like better.… (mais)
stardustwisdom | 38 outras críticas | Dec 31, 2023 |



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