The Jungle

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"Little known in France, Upton Sinclair is a classic of American literature. His work is close to that of Émile Zola, by
his social influence. In 1906, the publication of The Jungle caused an unprecedented scandal by revealing both the misery of the workers and the lack of sanitary control in the slaughterhouses owned by the meat trusts. Peter Kuper's adaptation features a family of emigrants caught in the industrial jungle of Chicago and is reminiscent of the current situation of millions of illegal immigrants in the US. The American dream quickly turns into a nightmare for Jurgis and his family: misery, deplorable social conditions, exploitation. In his very personal style, with a skilful use of colour, Peter Kuper has produced a work of rare power, worthy of the best Mattotti.

Product information

Publication Year
2006
Technical specification

Weight 0.425 Kg

Number of Pages
46
EAN
9782878271003