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ISBN13: 9780743272933
ISBN10: 0743272935
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absit_invidia, September 12, 2008 (view all comments by absit_invidia)
This is an amazing book. I read it when I was 16 and I've just reread it this year. It's an important classic. I recommend if for every young person!
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teenvougex3, August 25, 2008 (view all comments by teenvougex3)
This book for me was not the most exceptional peice of literature. I had to read this book for my summer reading, and i found most of it difficult to understand. The plot was confusing. I believe that this book would be much more substantial when i am older and i can understand whats going on more. I do not reccomend for under 16 / 17.
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gcorcaigh, October 23, 2006 (view all comments by gcorcaigh)
This book is definitely a good read! Hard to put down, the pages fly past and demand you hear Wang Lung's story. Worth any price put to it.
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pinksheep_19, October 5, 2006 (view all comments by pinksheep_19)
i read this book about a month ago.this book is very understandable and very english is very bad that sometimes i cant understand what the books are telling about.when i started to read it, it was very interesting.i admirred about is because she had a lot of important personalities that woman must Wang Lung i admirred him because of he loved the earth and took care of it and very hardworking.i think everyone must read this my opinion if it will be written in many language it will be the bestselling book.i also got a some knowledge about olden chinese people.for example it was important for women to bend their feet and chinese beleived that man child brings good fortune but the girls are unlikely.
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Rachael, August 16, 2006 (view all comments by Rachael)
The Good Earth is my favorite book of all time. The way Pearl Buck tells the story makes you feel as if you've traveled to China and you're experiencing everything yourself. This book is extremely easy to read and is hard to put down once you start. The Good Earth is a beautiful tale about hardships, love, strength, pride, and most importantly about family. Enjoy this heart touching story about one man's journey through life in China with his family. It is amazing that Pearl Buck was able to write so well in the perspective of an Asian male, as she was a White female. This is a classic that I will have on my keeper shelf for a very long time. Enjoy this beautiful novel.
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Buck, Pearl S.
Washington Square Press
General Fiction
Married women
Historical fiction
China Social life and customs.
Literature-A to Z
Nobel prize; China; Oprah; classic; Pulitzer;
Nobel prize; China; Oprah; classic; Pulitzer; farming; international; book club; Pearl Buck; Perl Buck; Shanghai; Beijing; history; family;
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September 2004
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8.25 x 5.31 in 10.395 oz

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Product details 368 pages Washington Square Press - English 9780743272933 Reviews:
"Review" by , "The Good Earth has style, power, coherence and a pervasive sense of dramatic reality."
"Review" by , "To read this story of Wang Lung is to be slowly and deeply purified; and when the last page is finished it is as if some significant part of one's own days were over."
"Synopsis" by , Pearl S. Buck's epic

Pulitzer Prize-winning novel of a China that was

-- now in a Contemporary Classics


Though more than sixty years have passed

since this remarkable novel won the Pulitzer

Prize, it has retained its popularity and become

one of the great modern classics. "I can only

write what I know, and I know nothing but China,

having always lived there," wrote Pearl Buck. In

The Good Earth she presents a graphic

view of a China when the last emperor reigned

and the vast political and social upheavals of

the twentieth century were but distant rumblings

for the ordinary people. This moving, classic

story of the honest farmer Wang Lung and his

selfless wife O-lan is must reading for those

who would fully appreciate the sweeping changes

that have occurred in the lives of the Chinese

people during this century.

Nobel Prize winner Pearl S. Buck traces the

whole cycle of life: its terrors, its passions,

its ambitions and rewards. Her brilliant novel

-- beloved by millions of readers — is a

universal tale of the destiny of man.

"Synopsis" by ,


A poignant tale about the life and labors of a Chinese farmer during the sweeping reign of the country¹s last emperor.


• A concise introduction that gives readers important background information

• A chronology of the author's life and work

• A timeline of significant events that provides the book's historical context

• An outline of key themes and plot points to help readers form their own interpretations

• Detailed explanatory notes

• Critical analysis, including contemporary and modern perspectives on the work

• Discussion questions to promote lively classroom and book group interaction

• A list of recommended related books and films to broaden the reader's experience

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