Upton Sinclair

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General Information

Name: Upton Sinclair

Pen Name: None

Genres: Fiction, Non-Fiction, Other;

Born: 1878 in Balitmore, Maryland

Deceased: 1968 in Bound Brook, New Jersey

Illinois Connection

Sinclair was most famous for his novel, "The Jungle" which caused a public uproar that contributed to the passage of the Pure Food and Drug Act and the Meat Inspection Act. He worked in the Chicago stockyards as research for this novel.

Biographical and Professional Information

Upton Sinclair studid at CUNY and Columbia, founded the California chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union and ran twice for Congress on the Socialist ticket. In 1905 he founded the Inter-Collegiate Socialist Society with Clarence Darrow, Jack London, Florence Kelly, Sinclair Lewis, and other writers and intellectuals. This organization later became the League for Industrial Democracy and finally the Students for a Democratic Society in the 1960's. In 1934, ran for Governor of California on his "End Poverty in California" (EPIC) program. By the time of His death, he had published over 90 works and several of his writings had been made into movies.

Published Works

  • The Jungle: Original Uncensored Edition, See Sharp Press , 2003
  • The Moneychangers, Casimo Classics, 2009
  • The Machine, General Books LLC, 2010
  • The Metropolis, General Books LLC , 2010
  • King Coal, Kessinger Publishing LLC, 2010
  • Oil, Amerein Ltd, 2008
  • The Profits of Religion, Create Space, 2008
  • The Naturewoman, General Books LLC, 2010
  • King Midas; A Romance, General Books LLC , 2010
  • The Flivver King, Synergy International, 2007

Titles at Your Library

The Jungle: The Uncensored Original Edition

ISBN: 1884365302
Release Date: 2003-04-01

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The Moneychangers

ISBN: 1605209066
Release Date: 2009-12-01

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King Coal

ISBN: 1162669748
Release Date: 2010-09-10

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ISBN: 0848823915
Release Date: 2008-04-01

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The Profits Of Religion

ISBN: 1440459355
Release Date: 2008-11-06

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The FLivver King: The Story of Ford-America

ISBN: 1934568392
Release Date: 2007-07-15

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Literary Awards

The Jungle

  • Pulitzer Prize for Novel, 1943

Other Awards

  • Name engraved on the frieze of the Illinois State Library alongside other great Illinois literary figures, 1990
  • Chicago Literary Hall of Fame, 2015

External Links

Upton Sinclair on WorldCat


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