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How do you think readers reacted to The Jungle when it first came out?

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Originally published in 1906 by Upton Sinclair, THE JUNGLE sent shockwaves throughout the United States that resulted in cries for labor and agricultural reforms. It is indeed rare that a book should have such a political impact, but although Sinclair may have been surprised at the results, it is apparent while reading this novel that his words form a political agenda of its own. It should be noted that Sinclair was a devout Socialist who traveled to Chicago to document the working conditions of the world-famous stockyards. Sinclair originally published this book in serial form in the Socialist newspaper, The Appeal to Reason. But as a result of the popularity of this series Sinclair decided to try to publish in a form of a novel.

By  S. Calhoun "rhymeswithorange"
gradydog | 1584 days ago

As with other novels like Uncle Tom’s Cabin, this book shocked Americans. Most did not know that these kind of conditions existed.

MHood2 | 702 days ago