The Good Earth (House of Earth, #1) by Pearl S. BuckThis 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.
The Good Earth
There has also been some debate about the presence of either a brown or green topstain as being a point of issue, but that remains inconclusive. The original typed manuscript, which Buck wrote in while living in Nanking, was reportedly stolen in from an exhibit at the American Academy of Arts and Letters. It resurfaced in at auction and was reclaimed by the FBI. Showing best matches Show all copies. What makes Biblio different? Facebook Instagram Twitter.
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The Good Earth is a novel by Pearl S. Buck published in that dramatizes family life in a Chinese village in the early 20th century. It is the first book in a trilogy that includes Sons and A House Divided It was the best-selling novel in the United States in both and , won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in , and was influential in Buck's winning the Nobel Prize for Literature in Buck, who grew up in China as the daughter of missionaries, wrote the book while living in China and drew on her first-hand observation of Chinese village life. The realistic and sympathetic depiction of the farmer Wang Lung and his wife O-lan helped prepare Americans of the s to consider Chinese as allies in the coming war with Japan.