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Pearl S. Buck’s timeless masterpiece, the Pulitzer Prize–winning story of a farmer’s journey through China in the 1920s
The Good Earth
is Buck’s classic story of Wang Lung, a Chinese peasant farmer, and his wife, O-lan, a former slave. With luck and hard work, the couple’s fortunes improve over the years: They are blessed with sons, and save steadily until one day they can afford to buy property in the House of Wang—the very house in which O-lan used to work. But success brings with it a new set of problems. Wang soon finds himself the target of jealousy, and as good harvests come and go, so does the social order. Will Wang’s family cherish the estate after he’s gone? And can his material success, the bedrock of his life, guarantee anything about his soul? Winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the William Dean Howells Award, The Good Earth was an Oprah’s Book Club choice in 2004. A readers’ favorite for generations, this powerful and beautifully written fable resonates with universal themes of hope and family unity. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Pearl S. Buck including rare images from the author’s estate.

Topics: Farming, Social Class, Success, Chinese History, Wealth, Family, Death, Poverty, Marriage, Survival, Inequality, Betrayal, Epic, Emotional, Domestic, Heartbreaking, China, and Rural

Published: Open Road Media an imprint of Open Road Integrated Media on
ISBN: 9781453263563
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Excellent book on China countryside lives and the life cycle of man ..... Exciting too... more
Reading this is like experiencing and living out a second lifetime in old rural China.more
A remarkable piece of literary art. more
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Excellent book on China countryside lives and the life cycle of man ..... Exciting too... more
Reading this is like experiencing and living out a second lifetime in old rural China.more
A remarkable piece of literary art. more
Impacted my life, way of thinking, breaking my myth that people can be measured by a yardstick. Man's actions are driven by varied factors and reality is, each stands for different principles of life.more
- audiobook - interesting, but very long. This is the story of a poor Chinese farmer in the 1930s, from the day that he gets "married" to a slave (i.e. a woman that he bought) to grandfatherhood. He eventually works himself up to be a rich and important person in the town, but there are many hardships along the way. He gets to be a rich man though hard work, perseverance, and resisting temptation. But his sons end up soft and spoiled, and don't appreciate the land that their father worked so hard to give them a good life. Generally good, but the sexism grated on my nerves a LOT. I have a low tolerance for sexism. (The sexism here is a result of the culture, of course, and not a reflection on the author.)more
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