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Wide Is the Gate 1 (World's End Series 7) by Upton Sinclair
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 1" Width: 6" Height: 8.75" Weight: 1.35 lbs.
Publisher Simon Publications
ISBN 1931313040 ISBN13 9781931313049
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More About Upton Sinclair
Upton Sinclair (1878-1968) was born in Baltimore. At age fifteen, he began writing a series of dime novels in order to pay for his education at the City College of New York. He was later accepted to do graduate work at Columbia, and while there he published a number of novels, including The Journal of Arthur Stirling (1903) and Manassas (1904). Sinclair's breakthrough came in 1906 with the publication of The Jungle, a scathing indictment of the Chicago meat-packing industry. His later works include World's End (1940), Dragon's Teeth (1942), which won him a Pulitzer Prize, O Shepherd, Speak! (1949) and Another Pamela (1950). Ronald Gottesman was born in Boston and earned degrees from the University of Massachusetts and from Colgate and Indiana universities. He has taught literature, film studies, and humanities courses at Northwestern, Indiana, and Rutgers universities, the University of Wisconsin, and the University of Southern California, where for nine years he directed the Center for the Humanities. Founding editor of the Quarterly Review of Film Studies and Humanities in Society, Professor Gottesman is editor and author of many articles and books on literature and film, including three on Upton Sinclair. He is currently completing a Ph.D. in psychoanalysis.
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Further Adventures of Lanny Budd May 26, 2006
Upton Sinclair's World's End Series is a great work that is sadly almost out of print. They seem to be available as paperbacks, with each volume split in two. Because of the high price, I would recommend trying to find this series at the library. The first volume is "World's End". By reading this series, you will learn so much about 20th century history and politics. The story of Lanny as a character is interesting, but the main drama is the worldwide political scene around the World Wars--luckily, Lanny has a knack for being in the right place at the right time to watch history unfold. In "Wide is the Gate" Lanny returns to Germany to aid the resistance movement against the Nazis, while acting as an art dealer and pretending to be sympathetic to the Nazi leaders. He has some exciting adventures rescuing a resistance worker from Germany, and later, a young friend from Spain. He also faces the desintegration of his marriage with the millionare Irma Barnes.