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Boston : a novel

Author: Upton Sinclair
Publisher: New York : A. & C. Boni, 1928.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : 1st and 2nd printings before publicationView all editions and formats
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A novel on the 1920s trial and execution of suspected anarchists Sacco and Vansetti. Of all the books that have appeared over the years concerning the case, the most complete and convincing was first published in 1928, only a year after the execution of Sacco and Vanzetti. That book is Upton Sinclair's Boston. In his "documentary novel" the celebrated author of The Jungle combined a firm grasp of the facts of the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Legal stories
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Sinclair, Upton, 1878-1968.
Boston.
New York : A. & C. Boni, 1928
(OCoLC)654518082
Named Person: Nicola Sacco; Bartolomeo Vanzetti; Nicola Sacco; Bartolomeo Vanzetti
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Upton Sinclair
OCLC Number: 9260193
Notes: Author's note (vol. 2, pp. 755-756) enumerates statements from the publication of "the true story of the Bridgewater crime" in the Outlook, "an old established weekly magazine of New York ..."
Description: 2 volumes (x, 756 pages) ; 19.2 cm
Responsibility: by Upton Sinclair.

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A novel on the 1920s trial and execution of suspected anarchists Sacco and Vansetti. Of all the books that have appeared over the years concerning the case, the most complete and convincing was first published in 1928, only a year after the execution of Sacco and Vanzetti. That book is Upton Sinclair's Boston. In his "documentary novel" the celebrated author of The Jungle combined a firm grasp of the facts of the case with an engrossing fictional framework to produce a remarkably accurate and comprehensive report of the events that spanned the years 1919 to 1927 which ultimately focused the attention of the whole world on a drama played out in the drawing rooms, courts, and streets of the city of Boston. In Boston, Sinclair described the xenophobia and paranoia that led the upper crust of Boston society to see these two illiterate immigrants as a threat to their way of life, and led to their conviction on the flimsiest of evidence. Sinclair used his considerable skills to arouse the reader to a state of outrage as the protagonists' inevitable fate approaches.

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