by Upton Sinclair
Publisher: Grosset & Dunlap 1906
Number of pages: 436
Upton Sinclair's The Jungle is a vivid portrait of life and death in a turn-of-the-century American meat-packing factory. A grim indictment that led to government regulations of the food industry, The Jungle is Sinclair's extraordinary contribution to literature and social reform.
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by Kate Chopin - H. S. Stone & company
The Awakening is a short novel by Kate Chopin, first published in 1899. It so disturbed critics and the public that it was banished for decades afterward. This brief novel is widely considered to be a proto-feminist precursor to American modernism.
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Rasselas, Prince of Abyssinia, leaves the easy life of the Happy Valley, accompanied by his sister. Johnson's tale is not only a satire on optimism, but also an expression of truth about the human mind and its infinite capacity for hope.