Lithuanian immigrant Jurgis Rudkus has invested every last hope in achieving a prosperous new start in a new country. But the only job open to him—in the appalling stockyards of Packingtown, Chicago—will become a brutal, dispiriting, and dangerous challenge to his pride, his family, his life, and his faith in the American Dream.
A scathing condemnation of capitalism, corporate corruption, and the exploitation of the working class, The Jungle was a sensation when first published. It stands as one the greatest and most influential proletarian novels ever written.
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Revised edition: Previously published as The Jungle , this edition of The Jungle (AmazonClassics Edition) includes editorial revisions.