Novels set in Chicago: The Jungle by Upton Sinclair

Being one of the great cities of the world, many novels have been set in Chicago. This is the fourth of a series looking at how the city has been portrayed/described in novels. A classic of muckraking journalism turned into fiction, Upton Sinclair's The Jungle led to a slew of public interest in food safety... Continue Reading →

Novels set in Chicago: Chicago by David Mamet

Being one of the great cities of the world, many novels have been set in Chicago. This is the second of a series looking at how the city has been portrayed/described in novels. David Mamet's 2018 novel, Chicago, takes up the city in the 1920s to tell the story of Mike Hodge, a reporter for... Continue Reading →

Novels set in Chicago: Sister Carrie

Being one of the great cities of the world, many novels have been set in Chicago. This is the first of a series looking in how the city has been portrayed/described in novels. While it would be difficult to find anyone shocked by Theodore Dreiser's novel Sister Carrie nowadays, it almost never made it to... Continue Reading →

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