- About Upton Sinclair
Full name: Upton Sinclair
Also known as: Upton Sinclair, Sinclair, Upton Beall, Sr.
Professions: American novelist, writer, journalist, political activist
Occupation: Novelist, writer, journalist, political activist, politician
- Upton Sinclair Known for
There Will Be Blood (2007), The Gnome-Mobile (1967), The Wet Parade (1932), The Jungle (1914)
- Upton Sinclair Death information
Died: Monday, 25th of November, 1968 (Age: 90)
- Upton Sinclair Biography
Upton Beall Sinclair, Jr. (September 20, 1878 – November 25, 1968), was an American author who wrote close to one hundred books in many genres. He achieved popularity in the first half of the twentieth century, acquiring particular fame for his classic muckraking novel, The Jungle (1906). It exposed conditions in the U.S. meat packing industry, causing a public uproar that contributed in part to the passage a few months later of the 1906 Pure Food and Drug Act and the Meat Inspection Act. In 1919, he published The Brass Check, a muckraking exposé of American journalism that publicized the issue of yellow journalism and the limitations of the “free press” in the United States. Four years after the initial publication of The Brass Check, the first code of ethics for journalists was created. Time magazine called him "a man with every gift except humor and silence." In 1943, he won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction.Sinclair also ran unsuccessfully for Congress as a Socialist, and was the Democratic Party nominee for Governor of California in 1934, though his highly progressive campaign was defeated decisively.
- Upton Sinclair Family
Spouse: Mary Craig Kimbrough,