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Oil! : a novel

Author: Upton Sinclair
Publisher: New York : Penguin Books, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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After writing The Jungle, his scathing indictment of the meatpacking industry, Sinclair turned his sights on the early days of the California oil industry in a highly entertaining story featuring a cavalcade of characters including senators, oil magnates, Hollywood film starlets, and a crusading evangelist. This lively and panoramic book, which was recently cited by David Denby in the New Yorker as being Sinclair's  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Political fiction
Fiction
Material Type: Fiction, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Upton Sinclair
ISBN: 9780143112266 0143112260
OCLC Number: 175289948
Description: 548 pages ; 20 cm
Contents: The ride --
The lease --
The drilling --
The ranch --
The revelation --
The wild-cat --
The strike --
The war --
The victory --
The rebel --
The siren --
The monastery --
The star --
The vacation --
The Killing --
The exposure --
The flight --
The penalty --
The dedication --
The honeymoon.
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After writing The Jungle, his scathing indictment of the meatpacking industry, Sinclair turned his sights on the early days of the California oil industry in a highly entertaining story featuring a cavalcade of characters including senators, oil magnates, Hollywood film starlets, and a crusading evangelist. This lively and panoramic book, which was recently cited by David Denby in the New Yorker as being Sinclair's "most readable" novel, is now the inspiration for the Paramount Vantage major motion picture, There Will Be Blood.

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