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Oil! Upton Sinclair

Oil! By Upton Sinclair

Oil! by Upton Sinclair

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Oil! by Upton Sinclair

Upton Sinclair's searing indictment of fossil fuels that predicts our current warming planet, while imagining a greener and more inclusive future

Based on the oil scandals of the Harding administration, Upton Sinclair's novel Oil! burst into the literary limelight amid soaring petroleum profits and gaping inequalities in 1927. Whether telling the story of the land, the ordinary civilian, or the heirs to oil fortune, Sinclair skilfully paints a detailed picture of the effects of corporate corruption, greed and how the so called American Century was born.

By turns an ardent family saga, scintillating potboiler, and anti-capitalist tirade, Oil! ranks among the most important critiques of fossil energy ever printed. An exhilarating, bewildering and enraging novel, that anticipated how fossil fuels would shape the dilemmas of our present, Oil! looks toward a greener, more inclusive, and altogether more livable world yet to come.

Oil! Reviews

A classic tale of greed and corruption-Eric Schlosser, author of Fast Food Nation

[Oil! is] probably his second best book and certainly his most readable.-The New Yorker

Anderson's film is a true American saga-one that rivals Giant and Citizen Kane in our popular lore as origin stories about how we came to be the people we are... Daniel Day-Lewis is at his brilliant best as the story's Daniel Plainview, a man whose humanity diminishes as his fortunes increase.-Variety

About Upton Sinclair

Upton Sinclair (1878-1968) was an American writer, muckraker, political activist and the 1934 Democratic Party nominee for governor of California. He wrote nearly 100 books including influential works such as The Jungle (1905), King Coal (1915) and Oil! (1927).

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Oil! by Upton Sinclair
Penguin Books Ltd
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