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Vendor: Open Road Media
Publication Date: 2012
A man returns to his native China to find upheaval in both his homeland and his family in this novel by a New York Timesbestselling author.
On the eve of a popular rebellion, the Chinese government starts to crack down in cities across the country. Fleeing the turmoil, Wang Yuan, the son of a famous general and grandson of the patriarch of The Good Earth, leaves for America to study agriculture. When he returns to China six years later, he encounters a nation still in the grip of violent uprisings. Unprepared for the social upheaval, Wang is torn by the tensions between old traditions and new ways, and by his formidable family, whose struggles he hopes to solve.
A reflective finale to Bucks groundbreaking and bestselling trilogy, A House Divided is a rich and unforgettable portrait of a familyand a nationin transition.
This ebook features an illustrated biography of Pearl S. Buck including rare images from the authors estate.
Pearl S. Buck (18921973) was a bestselling and Nobel Prizewinning 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 States. Throughout her life she worked in support of civil and womens rights, and established Welcome House, the first international, interracial adoption agency. In addition to her highly acclaimed novels, Buck wrote two memoirs and biographies of both of her parents. For her body of work, Buck received the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1938, the first American woman to have done so. She died in Vermont.
"[Buck] did for the working people of twentieth-century China something of what Dickens had done for Londons nineteenth-century poor." Hilary Spurling, author of Pearl Buck in China
"A House Divided is built around China in revolution and the conflict between the young and old generations . . . a rich and illuminating book." The New York Times
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