Book Discussion: The Jungle

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November 20 2019

1 Tunxis Ave.
Bloomfield, CT 06002

TIME: 06:30 pm - 07:45 pm

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Wednesday, November 20, 6:30-7:45 p.m., Book Discussion: "The Jungle," Prosser Public Library Community Room, Bloomfield. Upton Sinclair's novel published first in 1906, is about turn-of-the-century business and immigrant labor practices. Jurgis Rudkus, a young Lithuanian immigrant in search of a better life, faces instead an epic struggle for survival. His story of factory life in Chicago in the early twentieth century is a saga of barbarous working conditions, crushing poverty, crime, disease, and despair. Upton Sinclair's vivid depiction of the horrors of Chicago's stockyards and slaughterhouses aroused such public indignation that a government investigation was called, eventually resulting in the passage of pure food laws. More than a hundred years later, The Jungle continues to pack the same emotional power it did when it was first published. All readers are welcome. Registration is appreciated. Visit www.prosserlibrary.info or call 860-243-9721, ext. 3558.

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