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The Good Earth by Pearl S. Buck
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Jun 06, 10

bookshelves: fiction
Read in April, 2005

272 pages. Donated 2010 January.

Life in China in the 1920s. As a farmer becomes wealthy, his life becomes poorer.

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.
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