Promotional Piece II-"The Jungle: A Story of Chicago" - Upton Sinclair - Appeal to Reason

Promotional Piece II-"The Jungle: A Story of Chicago" - Upton Sinclair - Appeal to Reason

by: Upton Sinclair | publication date: February 11, 1905 | Publication: Appeal to Reason | journal issue: No. 481 | pages: 1

"It will set forth the breaking of human hearts in a system which exploits the labor of men and women for profits. It will shake the popular heart and blow the top off of the industrial tea-kettle. What Socialism there will be in this book, will, of course, be imminent; it will be revealed by incidents--there will be no sermons. The novel will not have any superficial resemblance to 'Uncle Tom's Cabin.' Fundamentally it will be identical with it—or try to be. It will show the 'system working.' It will show Graft in its thousand forms at work slaughtering women and children. Its themes will be the everyday ones of bread and butter; it will have incidents and adventures—a life and death struggle, and a heart-breaking tragedy—the tragedy of life. . . ."

A promotional piece explaining what Upton Sinclair's "The Jungle" would set out to do.