1901 Springtime and Harvest (retitled King Midas). Sinclair's first published novel, like all of his early fiction--Prince Hugen (1903), The Journal of Arthur Stribling (1903), A Captain of Industry (1906), and The Overman (1907)--is chiefly significant for reflecting the evolution of his views on social reform. Sinclair began writing to pay his way through New York's City College. 
1904 Manassas. Sinclair's historical novel concerning an idealistic Southern abolitionist represents a turning point in Sinclair's career, expressing his willingness to go against his Southern background and endorse a radical response to a social problem. The book would lead to his masterpiece, The Jungle (1906); after tackling a historical social problem, he turns his attention to a contemporary assessment of "wage slavery." 
1906 The Jungle. Sinclair's exposé of the Chicago meat-packing industry focuses on the destruction of a hardworking immigrant family. The novel creates a sensation, prompting the Roosevelt administration to mount a federal investigation that would result in legislative reforms. 
1908 The Metropolis and The Money-changers. Sinclair publishes two novels somewhat weakened by the author's moral outrage and crusading zeal. The first targets upper-class New York society; the second reflects the affairs of financier J. P. Morgan. 
1917 King Coal. As he treated the stockyards in The Jungle (1906), Sinclair exposes the unregulated coal-mining camps of Colorado in a documentary novel based on the author's investigations during the great coal strike of 1914-1915

1919 Jimmie Higgins. Sinclair's ideological novel, about a committed socialist who enlists to fight the Germans but then is driven to insanity when he speaks out against American intervention in Russia, is significant for its display of American socialist views of the war and the Russian Revolution. 
1920 The Brass Check. This is first of what Sinclair would call his Dead Hand series (in contrast to Adam Smith's "Invisible Hand" of laissez-faire economics) critiquing modern institutions. Sinclair's assessment of contemporary journalism would be followed by The Goose-Step (1923), about education, and Mammonart (1925), an assessment of art and literature. 
1927 Oil! Regarded by many as the writer's best novel, this is the story of independent oil operators struggling against monopoly interests. The book reflects the Teapot Dome scandal and the public figures involved in the oil scandals of the Harding administration. 
1928 Boston. Sinclair's indignant defense of Sacco and Vanzetti is dramatized through the fictional story of a Boston Brahmin who meets the anarchists and witnesses their arrest and trial. 
1930 Mountain City. The novel treats the evils of money in the story of a westerner's drive to become a tycoon. It is, in the words of one reviewer, "exactly the kind of novel Horatio Alger might have written if he had possessed a social conscience." 
1931 The Wet Parade. Sinclair presents a tractlike fictional defense of prohibition, which, according to the writer, has failed not because it is wrong but because it has never really been tried, since enforcement is hampered by politics. Preaching to the choir, the book is praised by prohibition advocates as a new Uncle Tom's Cabin and derided by opponents as the worst kind of propaganda. 
1932 American Outpost: A Book of Reminiscences. The writer supplies an account of his life and his artistic development. 
1937 The Flivver King: A Story of Ford-America. Sinclair provides a fictionalized portrait of Henry Ford and his company as seen from the perspective of three generations of Ford's laborers. The United Auto Workers distributes 200,000 copies to union members. 
1940 World's End. The first of an eventual sequence of eleven novels tracing the course of twentieth-century history from 1913 through World War II from the perspective of Lanny Budd, the illegitimate son of a munitions manufacturer and a famous beauty. The author's most ambitious work, the novel cycle is an interesting measure of how Sinclair's radical Marxist interpretation of modern history gives way to conventional patriotic sentiment during the course of the war. Other titles in the series are Between Two Worlds (1941), Dragon's Teeth (1942), Wide Is the Gate (1943), Presidential Agent (1944), Dragon Harvest (1945), A World to Win (1946), Presidential Mission (1945), One Clear Call (1948), O Shepherd Speak! (1949), and The Return of Lanny Budd (1953). 
1942 Dragon's Teeth. Awarded the Pulitzer Prize, the third volume in the author's Lanny Budd series covers the years between 1930 and 1934, including Budd's experiences in Germany and his attempt to free a Jewish friend from Dachau.
1962 Autobiography. Sinclair adds several chapters to his previous memoir, American Outpost (1932), providing both an important self-assessment and a record of the progressive era. 
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•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
•The Goslins - 1918
•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 Millenium - 1924
•The Goslings - 1924
•The Pot Boiler - 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 (Pulitzer Prize Winner)
•A World to Win - 1946
•Presidential Mission - 1947
•A Giant's Strength - 1948
•Limbo on the Loose - 1948
•One Clear Call - 1948
•O Shepherd, Speak! - 1949
•Another Pamela - 1950
•The Enemy Had It Too - 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

•My Lifetime in Letters - 1960
•The Autobiography of Upton Sinclair - 1962, assisted by Maeve Elizabeth Flynn III

•Good Health and How We Won It: With an Account of New Hygiene (1909) - 1909
•The Fasting Cure - 1911[33]
•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
•Letters to a Millionaire - 1939


•Plays of Protest: The Naturewoman, The Machine, The Second-Story Man, Prince Hagen - 1912
•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

As editor

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