Cover of: The Good Earth | Pearl S. Buck

About the Book

This 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.

Edition Notes

At head of title: Pearl S. Buck.

Genre Fiction.

Classifications

Library of Congress PZ3.B8555 Go, PS3503.U198 Go

The Physical Object

Pagination 4 p. l., 3-375, [1] p.
Number of pages 375

ID Numbers

Open Library OL6764189M
Internet Archive goodearth00buck
LC Control Number 31026625
OCLC/WorldCat 841105
Library Thing 5987

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