XXII-"The Jungle: A Story of Chicago" - Upton Sinclair - Appeal to Reason

XXII-"The Jungle: A Story of Chicago" - Upton Sinclair - Appeal to Reason

by: Upton Sinclair | publication date: September 16, 1905 | Publication: Appeal to Reason | journal issue: No. 511 | pages: 2

"When Jurgis had first came to the stockyards he had been as clean as any workingman could well be—on Saturday nights he had never failed to scrub out his kitchen sink and plug it up and take a bath. But later on, what with sickness and cold and hunger and discouragement, and the filthiness of his work, and the vermin in his home, Jurgis had given up washing in winter, and in summer only as much of him as would go into a basin. He had had a showerbath in jail, but nothing since—and now he would have a swim!"

Chapter Twenty-two in Upton Sinclair's original serial for Appeal to Reason, the unexpurgated version of what became "The Jungle."

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