The Good Earth Trilogy: The Good Earth, Sons, and A House Divided - eBook
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Vendor: Open Road Media
Publication Date: 2013
Set in China during the early twentieth century, Pearl S. Bucks timeless trilogy is the powerful story of a familyand a nationin transition
The Good Earth is Bucks classic, Pulitzer Prizewinning story of Wang Lung, a Chinese peasant farmer, and his wife, O-lan, a former slave. With luck and hard work, the couples 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 Wangthe 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 Wangs family cherish the estate after hes gone?
The familys story continues in Sons and A House Divided, when the Revolution sweeping through China further unsettles Wang Lungs family in this rich and unforgettable portrait of a family and a country in the throes of widespread national change.
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.
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