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Damaged Goods

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1913. Novelized version of the Great Play, Les Avaries, with the approval of the author Eugene Brieux. American novelist, essayist, playwright, and short story writer, whose works reflect socialistic views. Among Sinclair's most famous books is The Jungle, which launched a government investigation of the meatpacking plants of Chicago, and changed the food laws of America. ...more
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Published April 1st 2004 by Kessinger Publishing (first published 1913)
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Jul 01, 2014 Laura S. rated it really liked it
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Damaged Goods is most and foremost, a cautionary tale. Basically, it teaches us that one accident, one moment of carelessness is enough to fall from grace ... and get sick.

In our day and age, we take for granted that we need to go through a medical examination in order to get married, but during the author's time (the book was first published in 1913), those were hush-hush things.

The story covers various aspects of not only the intimate nature of the disease, but also the societal, politic and m
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Story about wealthy man with sid and peoples additude about sexauly transmitted disease and how they delt with itand how people with money felt they were above others
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Upton Beall Sinclair, Jr. was an American author who wrote close to one hundred books in many genres. He achieved popularity in the first half of the twentieth century, acquiring particular fame for his classic muckraking novel, The Jungle (1906). To gather information for the novel, Sinclair spent seven weeks undercover working in the meat packing plants of Chicago. These direct experiences expos ...more
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