The Jungle Book Review

The Jungle Book Review

The Jungle,
By Upton Sinclair

American novelist Upton Sinclair was born in Baltimore, Maryland and came from Southern aristocracy. When Sinclair was ten, the family moved to New York. He started to write dime novels at the age of 15 and produced fiction articles magazines to finance his studies at New York City College. In 1897 he enrolled Columbia University, determined to succeed while producing one poorly paid novel per week. In 1900 Sinclair married his first wife which he later divorced in 1911. The unhappy marriage led to the writing of Springtime and Harvest, ?a tale of penniless lovers.? By 1904 Sinclair started to move toward writing realistic fiction. He had become a regular reader of the Appeal to Reason, a socialist-populist weekly. With his strong development of

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