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The Metropolis
     

The Metropolis

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by Upton Sinclair
 

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"Perhaps you have heard your father speak of me?" asked the Major, eagerly; and Montague answered, "A thousand times."
He was tempted to add that the vision that rose before him was of a stout gentleman hanging in a grape-vine, while a whole battery of artillery made him their target.
Perhaps it was irreverent, but that was what Montague had always thought of,

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"Perhaps you have heard your father speak of me?" asked the Major, eagerly; and Montague answered, "A thousand times."
He was tempted to add that the vision that rose before him was of a stout gentleman hanging in a grape-vine, while a whole battery of artillery made him their target.
Perhaps it was irreverent, but that was what Montague had always thought of, ever since he had first laughed over the tale his father told. It had happened one January afternoon in the Wilderness, during the terrible battle of Chancellorsville, when Montague's father had been a rising young staff-officer, and it had fallen to his lot to carry to Major Thorne what was surely the most terrifying order that ever a cavalry officer received. It was in the crisis of the conflict, when the Army of the Potomac was reeling before the onslaught of Stonewall Jackson's columns. There was no one to stop them-and yet they must be stopped, for the whole right wing of the army was going. So that cavalry regiment had charged full tilt through the thickets, and into a solid wall of infantry and artillery.

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ISBN-13:
9781591027065
Publisher:
Prometheus Books
Publication date:
03/24/2009
Pages:
284
Product dimensions:
5.30(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.90(d)

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Upton Beall Sinclair Jr. (1878 - 1968) was an American writer who wrote nearly 100 books and other works in several genres. Sinclair's work was well-known and popular in the first half of the twentieth century and he won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 1943. Many of Sinclair's novels can be read as historical works. Writing during the Progressive Era, Sinclair describes the world of industrialized American from both the working man's point of view and the industrialist. Novels like King Coal (1917), The Coal War (published posthumously), Oil! (1927) and The Flivver King (1937) describe the working conditions of the coal, oil and auto industries at the time. --Wikipedia

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