There Will Be Blood wins a 2008 Golden Globes Award. Read about it here. There Will Be Blood wins two 2008 Academy Awards. Read about it here. Penguin Books is proud to now be the sole publisher of Oil! , the classic 1927 novel by Upton Sinclair. After writing The Jungle , his scathing indictment of the meatpacking industry, Sinclair turned his sights on the early days of the California oil industry in a highly entertaining story featuring a cavalcade of characters including senators, oil magnets, Hollywood film ...
There Will Be Blood wins a 2008 Golden Globes Award. Read about it here. There Will Be Blood wins two 2008 Academy Awards. Read about it here. Penguin Books is proud to now be the sole publisher of Oil! , the classic 1927 novel by Upton Sinclair. After writing The Jungle , his scathing indictment of the meatpacking industry, Sinclair turned his sights on the early days of the California oil industry in a highly entertaining story featuring a cavalcade of characters including senators, oil magnets, Hollywood film starlets, and a crusading evangelist. This lively and panoramic book, which was recently cited by David Denby in the New Yorker as being Sinclair's "most readable" novel, is now the inspiration for the Paramount Vantage major motion picture, There Will Be Blood . It is the long-awaited film from Paul Thomas Anderson, one of the most admired filmmakers working today whose previous movies, Boogie Nights and Magnolia were both multiple Academy Award nominees. The movie stars Oscar-winner Daniel Day-Lewis ( Gangs of New York , My Left Foot ) and Paul Dano ( Little Miss Sunshine ). Paramount Vantage will be releasing the film in New York and Los Angeles on December 26, 2007 and go nationwide in January. This is the same company responsible for Babel and A Mighty Heart and the current releases, Into the Wild, Margot at the Wedding , and The Kite Runner . As wars rage on in the oil region and as anxiety over natural resources rise, the subject of this book, which celebrates its 80th anniversary in 2007, is more timely than ever.
Very Good. Trade paperback (US). Glued binding. California Fiction. Upton Sinclair fashioned this novel out of the oil scandals of the Harding administration, providing a picture of the oil industry in Southern California. It is the story of an independent oil developer and his son, whose sympathy with the oilfield workers causes a running debate with his father.
Good. No dust jacket. 1930. 525 pages. No dust jacket. Red cloth with black titles. Previous owner's inscription to front pastedown and booksellers pencil marks to front endpaper. Crisp pages with bold text and tanning to text block edges. Lightly rubbed and marked boards with strong binding, minor corner bumping and shelf wear. World of Rare Books Item ref. 1516096978HJG (Use this ID when enquiring about this item. )
I read another book of Upton Sinclairs and loved it but it was all I could do to force myself to finish this novel. He had a number of very good points but for me it went on and on and on and on. I honestly think the book would have been much better if it had been half as long. He goes into great detail about the oil drilling business, so much so I just wanted to put the book down. I read very fast but it took me forever to finish this one. By the way the movie that is "supposedly" based on the book (There Will Be Blood) is absolutely nothing like it and in this case that may be good. I couldn't recommend this book unless you have lots of time to kill and have a historical interest in early oil drilling. Finally I rated this book as two stars but it keeps changing it to 3 stars.
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