Upton Sinclair

more photos (1)

Upton Sinclair


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

Died
November 25, 1968

Genre

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 Am ...more

Average rating: 3.73 · 124,680 ratings · 6,112 reviews · 241 distinct worksSimilar authors
The Jungle

by
3.73 avg rating — 114,619 ratings — published 1906 — 622 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Oil!

3.68 avg rating — 4,541 ratings — published 1926 — 36 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Dragon's Teeth I

3.73 avg rating — 427 ratings — published 1942
Rate this book
Clear rating
King Coal

by
3.92 avg rating — 442 ratings — published 1917 — 72 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
World's End

4.07 avg rating — 580 ratings — published 1940 — 15 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
The Flivver King: A Story o...

by
3.69 avg rating — 319 ratings — published 1937 — 12 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Dragon's Teeth

3.95 avg rating — 402 ratings — published 1942 — 18 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
The Moneychangers

3.68 avg rating — 293 ratings102 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
The Millennium: A Comedy of...

3.37 avg rating — 161 ratings — published 1924 — 5 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Between Two Worlds

4.25 avg rating — 203 ratings — published 1941 — 7 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
More books by Upton Sinclair…
World's End Between Two Worlds Dragon's Teeth Wide is the Gate Presidential Agent Dragon Harvest A World to Win
(11 books)
by
4.14 avg rating — 1,937 ratings

“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.”
Upton Sinclair

Polls

June 2015 New School Classics Group Read

Which book would you like to read for our June 2015 New School group read?

1947, The Plague by Albert Camus, 308 pages
 
  9 votes, 20.5%

1931, The Good Earth by Pearl S. Buck, 418 pages
 
  7 votes, 15.9%

 
  6 votes, 13.6%

1989, A Prayer for Owen Meany by John Irving, 637 pages
 
  5 votes, 11.4%

 
  4 votes, 9.1%

1956, Giovanni's Room by James Baldwin, 159 pages
 
  4 votes, 9.1%

1905, The Jungle by Upton Sinclair, 335 pages
 
  3 votes, 6.8%

1941, Chess Story by Stefan Zweig, 84 pages
 
  3 votes, 6.8%

1965, Stoner by John Williams, 288 pages
 
  1 vote, 2.3%

1944, Brideshead Revisited by Evelyn Waugh, 351 pages
 
  1 vote, 2.3%

1981, Midnight's Children by Salman Rushdie, 647 pages
 
  1 vote, 2.3%

 
  0 votes, 0.0%

1904, The Sea Wolf by Jack London, 425 pages
 
  0 votes, 0.0%

1921, Scaramouche by Rafael Sabatini, 359 pages
 
  0 votes, 0.0%

More...

Topics Mentioning This Author

topics posts views last activity  
The Book Challenge: Inna's 200 in 2010 67 705 Apr 09, 2010 05:52AM  
Book Nook Cafe: What I read in August 2010 133 101 Oct 03, 2010 01:15PM  
The Seasonal Read...: This topic has been closed to new comments. Fall Challenge 2010 Completed Tasks (do NOT delete any posts in this thread) 2791 1109 Nov 30, 2010 09:03PM  
The Seasonal Read...: This topic has been closed to new comments. Spring Challenge 2011 Completed Tasks (DO NOT DELETE ANY POSTS) 2883 998 May 31, 2011 09:01PM  
Book Club/Troubles: A-Z Author Game 88 19 Nov 09, 2011 12:09PM  
Challenge: 50 Books: Lauli's reads in 2011 58 83 Dec 31, 2011 03:12PM  
Crazy Challenge C...: January 2012 Monthly Challenge 22 88 Feb 28, 2012 07:36AM