In 2003, the See Sharp Press published an edition based on the original serialization of The Jungle in Appeal to Reason, which they described as the "Uncensored Original Edition" as Sinclair intended it. The foreword and introduction say that the commercial editions were censored to make their political message acceptable to capitalist publishers. Others argue that Sinclair had made the revisions himself to make the novel more accurate and engaging for the reader, and to eliminate boring parts, as Sinclair himself said in letters. Sinclair had originally self-published the book for subscribers, and then Random House published the book from the same plates.
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