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Publication Order of Annapolis Books

Bound for Annapolis / The Trials of a Sailor Boy (1903)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Clif, the Naval Cadet / Exciting Days at Annapolis (1903)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Lanny Budd Books

World's End (1940)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Between Two Worlds (1941)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dragon's Teeth I (1942)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Wide is the Gate (1943)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Presidential Agent (1944)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dragon Harvest (1945)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A World to Win (1946)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Presidential Mission (1947)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
One Clear Call (1948)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
O Shepherd, Speak! (1949)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Return of Lanny Budd (1953)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of West Point Books

Off for West Point (1903)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Cadet's Honor (1903)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
On Guard (1903)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A West Point Treasure (1903)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The West Point Rivals (1903)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Lanny Budd Non-Fiction Books

Index to the Lanny Budd Story (2021)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

King Midas / Springtime and Harvest (1901)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Prince Hagen (1903)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Manassas / Theirs Be The Guilt (1904)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Captain Of Industry (1906)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Condemned Meat Industry (1906)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Markets and Misery (1907)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Metropolis (1908)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Moneychangers (1908)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Love's Pilgrimage (1911)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Damaged Goods (1913)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Sylvia (1913)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Sylvia's Marriage (1914)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
King Coal (1917)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Journal of Arthur Stirling (1919)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Jungle (1919)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Overman (1919)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Samuel the Seeker (1919)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
100% (1920)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Spy (1921)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Book of Life (1922)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
They Call Me Carpenter (1922)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Millennium (1924)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Oil! (1926)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Mountain City (1930)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Roman Holiday (1931)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Jimmie Higgins (1933)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Lie Factory Starts (1934)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Depression Island, (1935)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Co-op (1936)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Gnomobile (1936)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
William Fox (1936)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Our Lady (1937)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Little Steel (1946)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Mellem To Verdener (1947)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Limbo on the Loose (1948)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Another Pamela (1950)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Enemy in the Mouth (1954)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
What Didymus Did (1954)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Cup of Fury (1956)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Affectionately Eve (1961)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Boston (1965)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Flivver King (1971)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Coal War (1976)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Pot Boiler (2003)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Short Story Collections

Plays of Protest (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Standalone Plays

Hell (1923)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Marie Antoinette (1939)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Enemy Had It Too (1950)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Machine (2004)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Naturewoman (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

The Profits of Religion (1900)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Good Health and How We Won It (1909)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Fasting Cure (1911)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Sinclair-Astor Letters (1914)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The High Cost of Living (1919)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Industrial Republic (1919)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Russia: a Challenge (1919)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Socialism and How It is Coming (1920)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Goose Step (1922)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Goslings (1924)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Letters to Judd: An American Workingman (1926)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Spokesman's Secretary: Being the Letters of Mame To Mom (1926)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Money Writes (1927)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Crimes of the Times: A Test of Newspaper Decency (1929)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Mental Radio (1929)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Upton Sinclair on Comrade Kautsky (1931)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Upton Sinclair, Station A (1931)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
American Outpost; A Book Of Reminiscences (1932)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Candid Reminiscences: My First 30 Years (1932)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
I, Governor of California, and How I Ended Poverty (1933)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Way Out: What Lies Ahead for America (1933)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Epic Plan for California (1934)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Upton Sinclair's Last Will and Testament (1934)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Immediate EPIC (1934)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Epic Answers (1935)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
I, Candidate for Governor (1935)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Wally For Queen (1936)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
We, People of America (1936)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
No Pasaran! (1937)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Letters to a Millionaire (1938)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Terror in Russia? (1938)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
What Can Be Done About America's Economic Troubles? (1939)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Your Million Dollars (1939)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Peace or War in America (1941)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
To the Conquered Peoples of Europe (1941)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
To Solve the German Problem (1943)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
This World of 1949 and What to Do About It (1948)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Personal Jesus (1954)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Spirits in American Literature (1955)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
My Lifetime in Letters (1960)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Autobiography of Upton Sinclair (1962)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Secret Life of Jesus (1962)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Brass Check (1970)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Biographical and Critical Opinions (1973)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Mammonart (1975)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Upton Sinclair Presents William Fox (1976)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Upton Sinclair: Four Unpublished Letters (1984)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Anthologies

The Cry for Justice(1915)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Writing Los Angeles(2002)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Upton Beal Sinclair was a writer of novels of political tracts and social protests. He is widely known for his 1906 expose known as ‘The Jungle’. As an accomplished author, Sinclair has more than 100 novels in his name and several other works in other genres and fields. Sinclair’s work was extremely popular in the early 20th century. During this period he won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. However, The Jungle, an expose about the conditions of the United States meat packing industry is what kept him in the limelight. The uproar that was created by his expose later on contributed to the enactment of the Food and Drugs Act and also the meat inspection Act.

In the year 1919, Upton published ‘The Brass Check’, an expose on the American Journalism which brought the issue of yellow journalism to the general public. In this expose he also highlighted the limitations that the free press faced in the United States. Four years after publishing the Brass Check, the very first code of Ethics was formulated. The Times Magazine referred to Upton Beal as a man who had every gift except silence and humor. A majority of his works can be read as historical account of events. Penning down during the progressive era, Sinclair described America from a working man’s view and also an industrialist view. Works such as King Coal, Coal War, Flivver king and Oil talked about the working conditions of the oil, coal and auto industries.

He also attacked J.P Morgan, whom many people viewed as the person who was responsible for ending the 1907 Panic. Upton accused J.P Morgan of engineering the Panic so that he could be given credit. The Flivver King talks about the rise of Henry Ford and the wage reform. King Coal attacks John D. Rockerfeller and the role he played in the Ludlow massacre of 1913. Upton Beal Sinclair was an outspoken socialist who even tried running for office on a Socialist ticket but failed. During the great depression, he was voted as the Democratic candidate for the California’s governor’s seat.

Education and Early Life

Upton was born in Baltimore, Maryland to Pricilla Harden and Beall Sinclair. Beall Sinclair was an alcoholic and liquor salesman. Pricilla on the other hand was a strict Episcopalian who disliked tea, alcohol and coffee. During his early years, Upton slept crossways on the parent’s bed or on the sofa. When his father was out of the house, he would sleep next to his mother. Despite sharing the same bed with his mother, Sinclair was still unable to get along with the mother due to her extremely strict rules. Later on Sinclair, explained to his son David, why he decided to stay away from his mother. Sinclair’s mother’s family were exceedingly rich; the father was extremely rich while the sister was married to a millionaire. Sinclair’s maternal grandparents were also extremely rich, thus Sinclair was able to live both lives.

Since his father was not successful career wise, Sinclair’s family kept on moving from one city to another. Sinclair drew close to one Reverend William Moir, who practiced sexual abstinence. While interacting with Sinclair, Reverend Moir was able to pass down his beliefs to Sinclair. Sinclair was taught how to stay away from sex. He was also expect to report to Moir, with regards to his abstinence. Sinclair loved reading from a tender age. He had managed to read all of the books that his mother had in her possession so as to gain a deeper understanding of the world.


Sinclair jr. always viewed himself as a poet, thus he dedicated most of his time to writing poems. In the year 1904, Sinclair spent a total of 7 weeks while being undercover, so that he could work on his novel, which focused on the United States meat processing facilities. In 1906, Sinclair wrote his expose on the conditions in the plant and also the lives of the poor immigrants. Once the book was published, it immediately became a best seller. Using the income that was generated from the book, Sinclair was able to purchase his Helicon Home Colony.

In the year 1913, Sinclair made a trip to the coal fields of Colorado. This trips to Colorado, inspired him to right the book King Coal. Additionally, it was during this period, that he also wrote his third book, The Coal War. In the year 1914, Sinclair assisted several groups to demonstrate against Rockefeller.

Political Career

In the year 1917, Sinclair officially became a part of the Socialist party. In the 1920’s, the Sinclair family moved to Monrovia, California where he founded the American Civil Liberties Union. Sinclair decided to take a dive into politics and as a result he ran twice for Congress and failed. During the 1920’s Sinclair was an active member of radical politics. In the year 1934, Sinclair ran for California’s gubernatorial seat under a Democratic ticket. He managed to garner more than 870, 000. However, this was slightly lower when compared to his opponent’s figure. Sinclair’s plan was to eradicate poverty, however his plan eventually became a controversial issue. The conservatist s viewed Sinclair’s proposal as attempted communism.

Personal Life

In the year 1900 Sinclair went to Quebec to work on a novel. While at Quebec, Sinclair stayed at a small cabin that he had rented for some time. It was during this period that Sinclair met his wife to be, Meta Fuller. Meta Fuller was 3 years younger than Sinclair. Her dreams and aspirations were to be more than a housewife. Sinclair gave Meta instructions on what to read and also what to learn. Sinclair and Meta got married on the 18 October 1900. Their main form of birth control was abstinence. Sooner, Meta became pregnant with a child after they got married. She tried aborting it several times but failed. On the 1st of December 1901, the child was born and was named David. In the year 1911, Meta left David for a poet known as Kemp.

Sinclair got married to one Mary Craig, a woman who was from Elite Greenwood. Mary had written several articles and also a book on one Winnie Davies. Sinclair once again got married to Mary Willis.

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