Monday, 16 February 2015

The Jungle - Nelson Algren

"A great novel of lawless youth" 

"A book of the hour...close to the raw"

-New York Times




AVON BOOKS T-185
NEW YORK, USA
NO DATE c1950's
FIRST PUBLISHED IN HARDBACK AS BY THE VANGUARD PRESS AS 'SOMEBODY IN BOOTS' 1935

"A powerful and disturbing book, which does not shrink from the harsh facts of violence, rape and human wretchedness."
-New York Sun

"Frank and brutal...violence and transcient, narcotic beauty"
-Washington, D.C., Post

The forthright story of Cass McKay : 
his father, a devil by his own admission-
his brother, an unmanly drunken wreck-
his sister, a gentle girl enslaved by hunger-

-and of that small, restless section of our youth of both sexes, which - in the absence of proper parental supervivision - rides the rods that lead to degradation and delinquency.

"This book should be read, reread and studied."
-Washington, D.C., Post

"Sizzling from the griddle of experience"
-New York Times

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