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The Jungle 2

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Categorization is odious. There is tremendous overlap among genres. These pigeonholes are offered only as a convenience.

Upton Sinclair (1878 - 1968)

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lemuel January 29th, 2006 01:33 PM PST

I've only read The Jungle, but it is a good book and I've read it twice. It is famous for its portrayal of meat packing in Chicago, but the book has always hit me more as a Socialist tract, with its story of a worker trying to find a good job in America. While I'm not a Socialist i still find the book an interesting way to look into other's life experiences.

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