Adapted by :Kristina Gehrmann ,
Illustrated by :Kristina Gehrmann ,
Translated by :Ivanka Hahnenberger
Imprint:Ten Speed Press
Dimensions:9.47in x 6.74 x 1.15 in | 2.18 lb
Page Count:384 pages
GROWTH OPPORTUNITY: Ten Speed has identified opportunity in the graphic novel space for works from the literary canon with all-ages and cross-cultural appeal.
RESONANT SOCIAL MESSAGE: The Jungle’s messages of worker/labor rights and food safety have remained important and impactful even today.
COMPELLING VISUAL APPROACH: Gehrmann brings Sinclair’s characters to life with clean, crisp line work and mood-enhancing color/tone additions that make this a collector’s item as much as a reading experience.
ACADEMIC PEDIGREE: The Jungle remains an important part of high school and undergraduate curriculums with the graphic novel approach serving to supplement the novel itself and also as a potential substitute and entry point for reluctant readers.
“When people ask me what has happened in my long lifetime I do not refer them to the newspaper files and to the authorities, but to [Sinclair’s] novels.” —George Bernard Shaw
"Even now, more than a century after its publication, The Jungle remains a gut punch. In this masterful adaptation, Kristina Gehrmann takes an unflinching look at the rot festering at the core of our contemporary world, reminding us that Sinclair's parable is as topical and relevant as it's ever been.”—Aubrey Sitterson, writer, The Comic Book Story of Professional Wrestling and No One Left to Fight
"The original novel by Upton Sinclair remains a powerful rebuke of those in power who would prey upon the weak. Kristina Gehrmann’s graphic novel adaptation provides an essential gateway to the revered classic and is a remarkable work in its own right. . . . This is a highly accessible work that retains the power of the original novel while inviting a contemporary eye.”—Comics Grinder