From the Book Back
The Jungle is a vivid book for the modern reader, and not only for its shock scenes or its depiction of the depths to which mankind may be forced through human greed. The modern reader should have no trouble at all in understanding the plight of Jurgis, who is almost destroyed by forces so vast and ambiguous that he comes to grips only with their names and with their minor agents. It is in the representation of this struggle—puny man fighting for survival against a vast shapeless and corrupting system—that the universality and power of The Jungle lies.
The Jungle by Upton Sinclair. From Airmont Publishing with 1965 copyright but with ISBN 0-8049-0086-8. Complete and Unabridged with Introduction by Clarence A. Andrews. This paperback book measures about 7 x 4-1/4″ and has 317 numbered pages.
See photo above. In very good condition for age with some lighter handling/storage on the covers. High school library stamps inside both covers and numbers and letters on the bottom page edges, but it appears this book was never read: spine without reading creases and binding tight/square. Paper toning naturally from age. No personal names or other markings noted. From clean, smoke-free home.
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