King Coal

Upton SINCLAIR (1878 - 1968)

King Coal is a book by Upton Sinclair, first published in 1917, that exposes the dirty working conditions in the coal mining industry in the western United States during the 1910s. As in an earlier work, The Jungle, Sinclair expresses his socialist viewpoints from the perspective of a single protagonist, Hal Warner, caught up in the schemes and plots of the oppressive American capitalist system. The book itself is based on the 1914-1915 Colorado coal strikes. (Summary by Wikipedia)

Reader's note: In Book 4, there is no chapter numbered Section 16 in the public domain Gutenberg e-text. However, no actual text from the book appears to be missing.

Genre(s): General Fiction

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 00 Dedication and Introduction MichelleHarris
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Play 01 Book 1 - The Domain of King Coal; Sections 1-2 MichelleHarris
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Play 02 Book 1 - The Domain of King Coal; Sections 3-5 MichelleHarris
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Play 03 Book 1 - The Domain of King Coal; Sections 6-8 MichelleHarris
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Play 04 Book 1 - The Domain of King Coal; Sections 9-11 MichelleHarris
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Play 05 Book 1 - The Domain of King Coal; Sections 12-14 MichelleHarris
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Play 06 Book 1 - The Domain of King Coal; Sections 15-17 MichelleHarris
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Play 07 Book 1 - The Domain of King Coal; Sections 18-20 MichelleHarris
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Play 08 Book 1 - The Domain of King Coal; Sections 21-23 MichelleHarris
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Play 09 Book 1 - The Domain of King Coal; Sections 24-26 MichelleHarris
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Play 10 Book 1 - The Domain of King Coal; Sections 27-29 MichelleHarris
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Play 11 Book 2 - The Serfs of King Coal; Sections 1-3 MichelleHarris
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Play 12 Book 2 - The Serfs of King Coal; Sections 4-6 MichelleHarris
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Play 13 Book 2 - The Serfs of King Coal; Sections 7-8 MichelleHarris
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Play 14 Book 2 - The Serfs of King Coal; Sections 9-11 MichelleHarris
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Play 15 Book 2 - The Serfs of King Coal; Sections 12-14 MichelleHarris
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Play 16 Book 2 - The Serfs of King Coal; Sections 15-17 MichelleHarris
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Play 17 Book 2 - The Serfs of King Coal; Sections 18-20 MichelleHarris
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Play 18 Book 2 - The Serfs of King Coal; Sections 21-23 MichelleHarris
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Play 19 Book 2 - The Serfs of King Coal; Sections 24-25 MichelleHarris
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Play 20 Book 2 - The Serfs of King Coal; Sections 26-28 MichelleHarris
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Play 21 Book 2 - The Serfs of King Coal; Sections 29-31 MichelleHarris
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Play 22 Book 2 - The Serfs of King Coal; Sections 32-34 MichelleHarris
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Play 23 Book 3 - The Henchmen of King Coal; Sections 1-3 MichelleHarris
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Play 24 Book 3 - The Henchmen of King Coal; Sections 4-6 MichelleHarris
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Play 25 Book 3 - The Henchmen of King Coal; Sections 7-9 MichelleHarris
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Play 26 Book 3 - The Henchmen of King Coal; Sections 10-12 MichelleHarris
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Play 27 Book 3 - The Henchmen of King Coal; Sections 13-14 MichelleHarris
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Play 28 Book 3 - The Henchmen of King Coal; Sections 15-16 MichelleHarris
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Play 29 Book 3 - The Henchmen of King Coal; Sections 17-19 MichelleHarris
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Play 30 Book 3 - The Henchmen of King Coal; Sections 20-22 MichelleHarris
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Play 31 Book 3 - The Henchmen of King Coal; Sections 23-25 MichelleHarris
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Play 32 Book 4 - The Will of King Coal; Sections 1-2 MichelleHarris
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Play 33 Book 4 - The Will of King Coal; Sections 3-5 MichelleHarris
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Play 34 Book 4 - The Will of King Coal; Sections 6-8 MichelleHarris
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Play 35 Book 4 - The Will of King Coal; Sections 9-11 MichelleHarris
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Play 36 Book 4 - The Will of King Coal; Sections 12-14 MichelleHarris
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Play 37 Book 4 - The Will of King Coal; Sections 15-16 MichelleHarris
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Play 38 Book 4 - The Will of King Coal; Sections 17-20 MichelleHarris
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Play 39 Book 4 - The Will of King Coal; Sections 21-23 MichelleHarris
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Play 40 Book 4 - The Will of King Coal; Sections 24-26 MichelleHarris
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Play 41 Book 4 - The Will of King Coal; Sections 27-29 MichelleHarris
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Play 42 Book 4 - The Will of King Coal; Sections 30-32 MichelleHarris
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Play 43 Postscript MichelleHarris
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