Monday, February 09, 2004

Books I'm Reading: The Jungle

Sinclair, Upton. The Jungle. New York: Penguin Classics, 1986. First published: New York: Doubleday, Page, 1906.

I may never get beyond the first chapter. I tried to read this book as a teenager and couldn't finish it then either. The hopelessness of the people's lives is too hard to swallow. And I know that Sinclair is painting that compelling picture to support his Socialist principles.
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