Etimologia del termine[ modifica modifica wikitesto ] La parola italiana libro deriva dal latino liber. Il vocabolo originariamente significava anche " corteccia ", ma visto che era un materiale usato per scrivere testi in libro scribuntur litterae, Plautoin seguito per estensione la parola ha assunto il significato di " opera letteraria ". Se ne deduce che le prime scritture delle lingue indoeuropee possano esser state intagliate su legno di faggio.
Publication history[ edit ] Chicago meat inspectors in early Sinclair published the book in serial form between February 25, and November 4, in Appeal to Reasonthe socialist newspaper that had supported Sinclair's undercover investigation the previous year. This investigation had inspired Sinclair to write the novel, but his efforts to publish the series as a book met with resistance.
An employee at Macmillan wrote, I advise without hesitation and unreservedly against the publication of this book which is gloom and horror unrelieved. One feels that what is at the bottom of his fierceness is not nearly so much desire to help the poor as hatred of the rich.
The foreword and introduction say that the commercial editions were censored to make their political message acceptable to capitalist publishers. Sinclair admitted his celebrity arose "not because the public cared anything about the workers, but simply because the public did not want to eat tubercular beef".
The last section, concerning a socialist rally Rudkus attended, was later disavowed by Sinclair. But his description of the meatpacking contamination captured readers' attention. The poor working conditions, and exploitation of children and women along with men, were taken to expose the corruption in meat packing factories.
The British politician Winston Churchill praised the book in a review. He is hysterical, unbalanced, and untruthful. Three-fourths of the things he said were absolute falsehoods. For some of the remainder there was only a basis of truth. The president wrote "radical action must be taken to do away with the efforts of arrogant and selfish greed on the part of the capitalist.
Neill and social worker James Bronson Reynolds to go to Chicago to investigate some meat packing facilities.
Learning about the visit, owners had their workers thoroughly clean the factories prior to the inspection, but Neill and Reynolds were still revolted by the conditions. Their oral report to Roosevelt supported much of what Sinclair portrayed in the novel, excepting the claim of workers falling into rendering vats.
His administration submitted it directly to Congress on June 4, Sinclair rejected the legislation, which he considered an unjustified boon to large meat packers.Jun 30, · The primary issues Sinclair addresses in the book are: meat eating, the plight of the working class, greed, and socialism.
Although when it was first published The Jungle created an outcry for better regulation of meat production, in fact the book is strongly against the eating of animals at all.
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Nov 15, · The Jungle, novel by Upton Sinclair, published serially in and as a single-volume book in The most famous, influential, and enduring of all muckraking novels, The Jungle was an exposé of conditions in the Chicago stockyards.
The Jungle by Upton Sinclair is a graphic novel. Sinclair does a great job expressing to the reader the utter brutality and horrific living conditions within the slums of the novel. The. Upton Sinclair’s The Jungle: Summary & Analysis. The main character in the novel is a Lithuanian named Jurgis Rudkus.
His wife is Ona Lukoszaite, also a Lithuanian.
Their son is named Atanas. Mike Scully is a powerful political leader in Packingtown. Analysis Summary The Jungle Upton Sinclair.
In this lesson you'll learn about Upton Sinclair's novel, The Jungle. We'll discuss the book's muckraking origins and see why it's an examination of working conditions in early 20th century America.