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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.

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The Good Earth
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Greatly written
February 17th, 2015
The story is sad but so well written! I don't especially like sad stories ,but this one had so much truth in it and was so well written, I really enjoyed it.
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January 25th, 2014
I hadn't read Pear S. Buck's novels for a number of years and decided I wanted to read them again. I have caught up and read a number of them as of today. I thoroughly enjoyed all of them especially The Good Earth. Buck's novels are powerful and take you right in to that era in China. The family issues and holding on to family unity and what it takes in their daily lives to do that are similar in many ways to our modern families now. The hard physical work is not the same and the opportunities are more plentiful now but the emotional ties in families and the upcoming generations are basically the same. When I read Pearl S. Buck's novels I feel like I am right there at that time and I have a hard time putting the novel down!
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The Good Earth
April 30th, 2013
Fantastic read. Luv the style of writing.
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