The Good Earth - Pearl S. Buck

The Good Earth

By Pearl S. Buck

  • Publication Date: 2012-08-21
  • Genre: Classics
4.5 Score: 4.5 (From 118 Ratings)

Book Overview

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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Users Reviews

  • A book

    1
    By Mic sting
    Not a book to read for fun read this for school or being able to talk about it but not for fun
  • The Good Earth

    4
    By Sherry Sweets
    This novel is easy to read and very entertaining and makes you think about life's twists and turns. The characters come alive each with its own personality. I don't usually read sequence novels but I do plan to read these two.
  • The Good Earth

    4
    By Deanna Miller
    Fantastic read, allowing a view into the life, values, and culture of the Chinese people.
  • Amazing

    5
    By Standhaft
    I honestly hate reading. I actually said it. I do. I read this for school because I absolutely had to, and I'll be the first to say- this is an amazing book. Amazing enough for a non-reader to pick up other books and actually WANT to read. This is the book that got me into reading books, not Harry Potter, not Hunger Games- this book. Read it.
  • The Good Earth

    5
    By The Good Earth
    My very favorite book ever. I thank my 10th grade teacher for making me read it. Have read it three more times (every 10 years or so) and loved it for different reasons every time. Descriptions are so rich. Anyone can identify with the story of the hardworking Wang and Olan and the hardships they endure along with the rewards they reap and the sense of entitlement of their offspring. Amazing!
  • Classic must read

    5
    By Wheresalice
    This is the type of book that will stay with you for a lifetime. Easily in my top ten of must reads.