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The Good Earth (House of Earth #1)
by Pearl S. Buck

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The Good Earth (House of Earth #1) by Pearl S. Buck Overview

This tells the poignant tale of a Chinese farmer and his family in old agrarian China. The humble Wang Lung glories in the soil he works, nurturing the land as it nurtures him and his family. Nearby, the nobles of the House of Hwang consider themselves above the land and its workers; but they will soon meet their own downfall. Hard times come upon Wang Lung and his family w This tells the poignant tale of a Chinese farmer and his family in old agrarian China. The humble Wang Lung glories in the soil he works, nurturing the land as it nurtures him and his family. Nearby, the nobles of the House of Hwang consider themselves above the land and its workers; but they will soon meet their own downfall. Hard times come upon Wang Lung and his family when flood and drought force them to seek work in the city. The working people riot, breaking into the homes of the rich and forcing them to flee. When Wang Lung shows mercy to one noble and is rewarded, he begins to rise in the world, even as the House of Hwang falls.

Pearl S. Buck

About The Good Earth (House of Earth #1) Description

Pearl Sydenstricker Buck was a bestselling and Nobel Prize–winning author. Her classic novel The Good Earth (1931) was awarded a Pulitzer Prize and William Dean Howells Medal. Born in Hillsboro, West Virginia, Buck was the daughter of missionaries and spent much of the first half of her life in China, where many of her books are set. In 1934, civil unrest in China forced Buck back to the United St

Data Book The Good Earth (House of Earth #1)

Original Title The Good Earth ISBN 1416500189 (ISBN13: 9781416500186 ) Edition Language English Series House of Earth #1 Characters Wang Lung, O-lan setting China Literary Awards Pulitzer Prize for Novel (1932), William Dean Howells Medal (1935) (214)