A Catalogue of Books, Manuscripts, and Other Materials from the Upton Sinclair Archives

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Singing Jailbirds: A Drama in Four Acts. Published by the Author: Pasadena, [ 1924].

In printed wrappers.

Letter: From Theodore Dreiser. 18 December 1924.

Comments on Singing Jailbirds and points up difference between himself and Sinclair.

"But don't forget that the brotherhood of man (this entirely apart from some of the co-operative phases of Socialism) is mere moonshine to me. I see the individual large or small, weak or strong, as predatory and nothing else."

One sheet (9⅝ × 7⅝). Autograph.

Bill Porter: A Drama of O. Henry in Prison. Published by the Author: Pasadena, [ 1925].

Bound in maroon cloth; printed dust jacket.

Photograph, 1928.

Scenes from the New Playwrights Theatre production of Singing Jailbirds.

Directed by Em Jo Basshe.

Advertising brochure, [ 1928].

Advertising Singing Jailbirds, a New Playwrights Theatre Production directed by Em Jo Basshe and appearing at the Grove Street Theatre, New York City. Quotes "what the critics say" throughout.

Four pages.

A Giant's Strength: Drama in Three Acts. Published by the Author: Monrovia, Calif., [ 1948].

Bound in maroon cloth; printed dust jacket.

Cicero, [ 1959-60].

A mimeographed copy of an unpublished play written during the winter of 1959-60. The play was staged off-Broadway in 1961 and ran for about six weeks.

In green wrappers.


VIII. THE "DEAD HAND"
Framed photograph, 1917.

Upton Sinclair poised for tennis service. Inscribed: "So. Cal. Tennis Championship Tournament. Long Beach, Cal., 1917." It was in this year that Sinclair began his series of muckraking books known collectively as the "Dead Hand" series.

The Profits of Religion: An Essay in Economic Interpretation. Published by the Author: Pasadena, [ 1918].

Bound in tan cloth; printed dust jacket.

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A Catalogue of Books, Manuscripts, and Other Materials from the Upton Sinclair Archives
Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page 1
  • Contents 3
  • Introduction 4
  • I. Ancestors 11
  • Iv. the Struggling Artist 12
  • V. the Jungle 14
  • Vi. "Causes" 15
  • Vii. Playwright 24
  • Viii. the "Dead Hand" 27
  • Ix. Oil! 28
  • X. Boston 33
  • Xi. the Epic Campaign 34
  • Xiii. Editor 40
  • Xv. Some Critics 41
  • Xvi. Trophies and Tributes 43
  • Xvii. a Gallery of Portraits 44
  • Xviii. Posters 46
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