Portrait of a Marriage: A Novel - eBook
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Vendor: Open Road Media
Publication Date: 2013
A wealthy painter falls in love with an illiterate Pennsylvania farm girl in this novel from the New York Timesbestselling author of The Good Earth.
At the turn of the century, an upper-class painter from Philadelphia goes searching for inspiration. He finds his muse on a farmthe farmers beautiful and humble daughter. His portrait of her becomes one of his most inspired works, but his passion for the illiterate girl doesnt stop at the easel: He returns to marry her and settle down to country lifea journey that means bridging enormous gaps between their cultures, breaking from his parents, and creating tension between their friends. Pearl S. Buck compassionately imagines both sides of the complex marriage, and in addition, creates a wonderfully vivid picture of America leading up to the Second World War.
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
"Pearl Buck at her best has a magic way with words, a lovely lilting simplicity, evocative of the eternal simplicities she presents." Saturday Review
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