Upton Sinclair

Upton SinclairMost people know Upton Sinclair for his “muckraking” novel, The Jungle, and now a few more know of his novel Oil! which was made into the critically successful movie, There Will Be Blood, but very few people know just how prolific Sinclair was: he wrote fiction, essays, even a few dramas. To give you an idea of his impressive output, here is the list from Wikipedia:


Fiction

Courtmartialed – 1898
Saved By the Enemy – 1898
The Fighting Squadron – 1898
A Prisoner of Morro – 1898
A Soldier Monk – 1898
A Gauntlet of Fire – 1899
Holding the Fort (story) – 1899
A Soldier’s Pledge – 1899
Wolves of the Navy – 1899
Springtime and Harvest – 1901, reissued the same year as King Midas
The Journal of Arthur Stirling – 1903
Off For West Point – 1903
From Port to Port – 1903
On Guard – 1903
A Strange Cruise – 1903
The West Point Rivals – 1903
A West Point Treasure – 1903
A Cadet’s Honor – 1903
Cliff, the Naval Cadet – 1903
The Cruise of the Training Ship – 1903
Prince Hagen – 1903
Manassas: A Novel of the War – 1904, reissued in 1959 as Theirs be the Guilt
A Captain of Industry – 1906
The Jungle – 1906
The Overman – 1907
The Industrial Republic – 1907
The Metropolis – 1908
The Money Changers – 1908
Samuel The Seeker – 1910
Love’s Pilgrimage – 1911
Damaged Goods – 1913
Sylvia – 1913
Sylvia’s Marriage – 1914
King Coal – 1917
Jimmie Higgins – 1919
Debs and the Poets – 1920
100% – The Story of a Patriot – 1920
The Spy – 1920
The Book of Life – 1921
They Call Me Carpenter: A Tale of the Second Coming – 1922
The Millennium – 1924
The Goslings A Study Of The American Schools – 1924
Mammonart – 1925
The Spokesman’s Secretary – 1926
Money Writes! – 1927
Oil! – 1927
Boston, 2 vols. – 1928
Mountain City – 1930
Roman Holiday – 1931
The Wet Parade – 1931
American Outpost – 1932
The Way Out (novel) – 1933
Immediate Epic – 1933
The Lie Factory Starts – 1934
The Book of Love (novel) – 1934
Depression Island – 1935
Co-op: a Novel of Living Together – 1936
The Gnomobile – 1936, 1962
Wally for Queen – 1936
No Pasaran!: A Novel of the Battle of Madrid – 1937
The Flivver King: A Story of Ford-America – 1937
Little Steel – 1938
Our Lady – 1938
Expect No Peace – 1939
Marie Antoinette (novel) – 1939
Telling The World – 1939
Your Million Dollars – 1939
World’s End – 1940
World’s End Impending – 1940
Between Two Worlds – 1941
Dragon’s Teeth – 1942
Wide Is the Gate – 1943
Presidential Agent, 1944
Dragon Harvest – 1945
A World to Win – 1946
A Presidential Mission – 1947
A Giant’s Strength – 1948
Limbo on the Loose – 1948
One Clear Call – 1948
O Shepherd, Speak! – 1949
Another Pamela – 1950
Schenk Stefan! – 1951
A Personal Jesus – 1952
The Return of Lanny Budd – 1953
The Cup of Fury – 1956
What Didymus Did – UK 1954 / It Happened to Didymus – US 1958
Theirs be the Guilt – 1959
Affectionately Eve – 1961
The Coal War – 1976

Autobiographical

The Autobiography of Upton Sinclair. With Maeve Elizabeth Flynn III. New York: Harcourt, Brace & World, 1962.
My Lifetime in Letters. Columbia, MO: University of Missouri Press, 1960.

Non-fiction

Good Health and How We Won It: With an Account of New Hygiene (1909) – 1909
The Fasting Cure – 1911
The Profits of Religion – 1917
The Brass Check – 1919
The McNeal-Sinclair Debate on Socialism – 1921
The Goose-step: A Study of American Education – 1923
Letters to Judd, an American Workingman – 1925
Mental Radio: Does it work, and how? – 1930, 1962
Upton Sinclair Presents William Fox – 1933
We, People of America, and how we ended poverty : a true story of the future – 1933
I, Governor of California – and How I Ended Poverty – 1933
The Epic Plan for California – 1934
I, Candidate for Governor – and How I Got Licked – 1935
Epic Answers: How to End Poverty in California (1935) – 1934
What God Means to Me – 1936
Upton Sinclair on the Soviet Union – 1938[57]
Letters to a Millionaire – 1939

Drama

Plays of Protest: The Naturewoman, The Machine, The Second-Story Man, Prince Hagen – 1912
The Pot Boiler – 1913
Hell: A Verse Drama and Photoplay – 1924
Singing Jailbirds: A Drama in Four Acts – 1924
Bill Porter: A Drama of O. Henry in Prison – 1925
The Enemy Had It Too: A Play in Three Acts – 1950

As editor

The Cry for Justice: An Anthology of the Literature of Social Protest – 1915

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