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The Good Earth (Enriched Classics)

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ISBN13: 9781416500186
ISBN10: 1416500189
Condition: Student Owned
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Wang Lung, rising from humble Chinese farmer to wealthy landowner, gloried in the soil he worked. He held it above his family, even above his gods. But soon, between Wang Lung and the kindly soil that sustained him, came flood and drought, pestilence and revolution....

Through this one Chinese peasant and his children, Nobel Prize-winner Pearl S. Buck traces the whole cycle of life, its terrors, its passion, its persistent ambitions and its rewards. Her brilliant novel — beloved by millions of readers throughout the world — is a universal tale of the destiny of men.

Review:

"A beautiful, beautiful book. At last we read, in the pages of a novel, of the real people of China." Saturday Review

Review:

"The Good Earth has style, power, coherence and a pervasive sense of dramatic reality." New York Times Book Review

Synopsis:

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

Synopsis:

ENDURING LITERATURE ILLUMINATED

BY PRACTICAL SCHOLARSHIP

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

EACH ENRICHED CLASSIC EDITION INCLUDES:

• 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

Enriched Classics offer readers affordable editions of great works of literature enhanced by helpful notes and insightful commentary. The scholarship provided in Enriched Classics enables readers to appreciate, understand, and enjoy the world's finest books to their full potential.

SERIES EDITED BY CYNTHIA BRANTLEY JOHNSON

About the Author

Pearl Comfort Sydenstricker was born on June 26, 1892, in Hillsboro, West Virginia. Her parents were Southern Presbyterian missionaries, most often stationed in China, and from childhood, Pearl spoke both English and Chinese. She returned to China shortly after graduation from Randolph-Macon Woman's College in Lynchburg, Virginia, in 1914, and the following year, she met a young agricultural economist named John Lossing Buck. They married in 1917, and immediately moved to Nanhsuchou in rural Anhwei province. In this impoverished community, Pearl Buck gathered the material that she would later use in The Good Earth and other stories of China.

Pearl began to publish stories and essays in the 1920s, in magazines such as The Nation, The Chinese Recorder, Asia, and The Atlantic Monthly. Her first novel, East Wind, West Wind, was published by the John Day Company in 1930. John Day's publisher, Richard Walsh, would eventually become Pearl's second husband, in 1935, after both received divorces.

In 1931, John Day published Pearl's second novel, The Good Earth. This became the bestselling book of both 1931 and 1932, won the Pulitzer Prize and the Howells Medal in 1935, and would be adapted as a major MGM film in 1937. Other novels and books of nonfiction quickly followed. In 1938, less than a decade after her first book had appeared, Pearl won the Nobel Prize in literature, the first American woman to do so. By the time of her death in 1973, Pearl had published more than seventy books: novels, collections of stories, biography and autobiography, poetry, drama, children's literature, and translations from the Chinese. She is buried at Green Hills Farm in Bucks County, Pennsylvania.

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BLeigh, January 23, 2011 (view all comments by BLeigh)
This year, I read, and loved, the classic, The Good Earth. It's soft flow and gentle images intertwined to create a feeling of the character that narrates it. I felt so close to him, even while the other characters of the novel seemed to pass him by. The story kept my interest as it spoke of different times, places, situations, material standings. The reader could always feel the main character's continued, loyal attachment to his land, the good earth.
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sadisticartist, August 27, 2010 (view all comments by sadisticartist)
When I was in 8th grade I had to read this book for class. I was having an odd time at school, it was like a roller coaster of emotions, one day could be good and the other bad. I finished this book before the class was done with it. It was like my little get away. I cried and I smiled and I cheered them on, its a wonderful book. I should probably get a copy for myself soon.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9781416500186
Author:
Buck, Pearl S.
Publisher:
Simon & Schuster
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
Farm life
Subject:
Married women
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Domestic fiction
Subject:
Historical fiction
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
B101
Series:
Enriched Classics
Publication Date:
April 2005
Binding:
MASS MARKET
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
448
Dimensions:
6.75 x 4.19 in 7.28 oz

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Product details 448 pages Pocket Books - English 9781416500186 Reviews:
"Review" by , "A beautiful, beautiful book. At last we read, in the pages of a novel, of the real people of China."
"Review" by , "The Good Earth has style, power, coherence and a pervasive sense of dramatic reality."
"Synopsis" by , A poignant tale about the life and labors of a Chinese farmer during the sweeping reign of the country's last emperor.
"Synopsis" by ,
ENDURING LITERATURE ILLUMINATED

BY PRACTICAL SCHOLARSHIP

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

EACH ENRICHED CLASSIC EDITION INCLUDES:

• 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

Enriched Classics offer readers affordable editions of great works of literature enhanced by helpful notes and insightful commentary. The scholarship provided in Enriched Classics enables readers to appreciate, understand, and enjoy the world's finest books to their full potential.

SERIES EDITED BY CYNTHIA BRANTLEY JOHNSON

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