The Jungle Author:Upton Sinclair In some of the most harrowing scenes ever written in modern literature, Upton Sinclair vividly depicts factory life in Chicago in the first years of the twentieth century. With an afterward by Robert B. Downs.
This book, about the life of a poor immigrant who finds a job in a meat processing plant, was fantastic - heart-breaking, hopeful, and disgusting. The only problem I had with it was the ending...I won't spoil it for you, though. Everyone should read this book.