CliffsNotes on Sinclair's The Jungle (Paperback)

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The original CliffsNotes study guides offer expert commentary on major themes, plots, characters, literary devices, and historical background. The latest generation of titles in this series also feature glossaries and visual elements that complement the classic, familiar format.

With help from CliffsNotes on The Jungle, you explore one of the first American social protest novels. At first look, the novel is a gritty investigation into the meatpacking industry; however, it evolves into a challenge to the policies and beliefs of our political organizations at the beginning of the 20th century.

This concise supplement to Upton Sinclair's The Jungle helps you understand the overall structure of the novel, actions and motivations of the characters, and the social and cultural perspectives of the author. Other features that help you study include

  • Chapter-by-chapter summaries and analysis
  • Character analyses of major players
  • A character map that graphically illustrates the relationships among the characters
  • Critical essays
  • A review section that tests your knowledge
  • Glossaries of key words and terms

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About the Author

RICHARD WASOWSKI earned his M.A. from The Ohio State University and teaches English at Ashland High School in Ashland, Ohio. In addition to teaching Advanced Composition, Dramatics, and British Literature, he teaches AP English and serves as a mentor for new AP English teachers throughout the state of Ohio.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780764586750
ISBN-10: 0764586750
Publisher: Cliffs Notes
Publication Date: December 15th, 2000
Pages: 112
Language: English
Series: Cliffsnotes Literature Guides