Upton Sinclair


Born
in Baltimore, Maryland, The United States
September 20, 1878

Died
November 25, 1968

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Influences


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 exposed the horrific conditions in the U.S. meat packing industry, causing a public uproar that contributed in part to the passage a few months later of the 1906 Pure Food and Drug Act and the Meat Inspection Act. The Jungle has remained continuously in print since its initial publication. In 1919, he published The Brass Check, a muckraking exposé of ...more

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The Jungle

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3.74 avg rating — 125,791 ratings — published 1906 — 1173 editions
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Oil!

3.70 avg rating — 5,117 ratings — published 1926 — 42 editions
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Dragon's Teeth I

3.71 avg rating — 483 ratings — published 1942 — 3 editions
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King Coal

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3.92 avg rating — 541 ratings — published 1917 — 89 editions
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World's End

4.08 avg rating — 717 ratings — published 1940 — 3 editions
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The Flivver King: A Story o...

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Dragon's Teeth (World's End...

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The Moneychangers

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The Millennium: A Comedy of...

3.33 avg rating — 174 ratings — published 1924 — 3 editions
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Between Two Worlds

4.24 avg rating — 261 ratings — published 1941 — 7 editions
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“It is difficult to get a man to understand something, when his salary depends on his not understanding it.”
Upton Sinclair, I, Candidate for Governor: And How I Got Licked

“I aimed at the public's heart, and by accident I hit it in the stomach.”
Upton Sinclair

“Fascism is capitalism plus murder.”
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