The Jungle by Upton Sinclair was one of the most important books I ever read while growing up as a young man. I happened upon it at that point in time when my Early life and education. Sinclair was born in Baltimore, Maryland, to Upton Beall Sinclair and Priscilla Harden. His father was a liquor salesman whose alcoholism An ardent activist, champion of political reform, novelist, and progressive journalist, Upton Sinclair is perhaps best known today for The Jungle — his devastating About Upton Sinclair: Upton Beall Sinclair, Jr. was an American author who wrote close to one hundred books in many genres. He achieved popularity in theA first edition, 1906. Upton Sinclair at the time he first achieved muckraking fame.Read The Jungle by author Upton Sinclair, FREE, online. (Table of Contents.) This book and many more are available.The Jungle is a 1906 novel written by the American journalist and novelist Upton Sinclair (1878–1968).  Sinclair wrote the novel to portray the harsh conditions Mr. Phelps, associate professor of history at The Ohio State University at Mansfield, is the editor of the Bedford/St. Martin’s edition of Upton Sinclair’s The CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS FOUNDATION Bill of Rights in Action FALL 2008 (Volume 24, No. 1) Reform . Communism, Capitalism, and Democracy in China | Upton Sinclair’s The Free kindle book and epub digitized and proofread by Project Gutenberg.