The Jungle

Published in 1906, The Jungle originally appeared in serial form as The Appeal to Reason in a socialist newspaper. It was so well received that Sinclair Lewis republished the work as The Jungle in novel form. Chronicling the plight of Jurgis and Ona, Lithuanian immigrants to Chicago, the story deals with the plight of the workers in the packyards of Chicago. The Jungle had a deep and immediate political impact sending shockwaves throughout the United States and causing cries for labor and agricultural reform. This is a powerful book that made a significant social impact on the country.

Chapter 1

Chapter 2

Chapter 3

Chapter 4

Chapter 5

Chapter 6

Chapter 7

Chapter 8

Chapter 9

Chapter 10

Chapter 11

Chapter 12

Chapter 13

Chapter 14

Chapter 15

Chapter 16

Chapter 17

Chapter 18

Chapter 19

Chapter 20

Chapter 21

Chapter 22

Chapter 23

Chapter 24

Chapter 25

Chapter 26

Chapter 27

Chapter 28

Chapter 29

Chapter 30

Chapter 31

Return to the Upton Sinclair library.