Biographies: Upton Sinclair - Writer


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Upton Sinclair was an American writer, born on September 20, 1878, in Baltimore, Maryland, USA. He wrote almost 100 books and other works in many genres. In 1906, he gained fame after writing The Jungle, in which he revealed the unsavory labor and sanitary conditions in the U.S. meatpacking industry. Among the last of his works, which gained wide popularity, is the Lanny Budd series, which consists of eleven historical novels, featuring international places and events. He died on November 25, 1968, in New Jersey, United States.