Pearl S. Buck


Born
in Hillsboro, West Virginia, The United States
June 26, 1892

Died
March 06, 1973

Website

Genre

Influences


Pearl Sydenstricker Buck was a bestselling and Nobel Prize–winning author. Her classic novel The Good Earth (1931) was awarded a Pulitzer Prize and William Dean Howells Medal. Born in Hillsboro, West Virginia, Buck was the daughter of missionaries and spent much of the first half of her life in China, where many of her books are set. In 1934, civil unrest in China forced Buck back to the United States. Throughout her life she worked in support of civil and women’s rights, and established Welcome House, the first international, interracial adoption agency. In addition to her highly acclaimed novels, Buck wrote two memoirs and biographies of both of her parents. For her body of work, Buck was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1938, th ...more

Average rating: 3.97 · 264,958 ratings · 13,961 reviews · 231 distinct worksSimilar authors
The Good Earth (House of Ea...

3.98 avg rating — 204,809 ratings — published 1931 — 234 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Pavilion of Women

4.12 avg rating — 10,644 ratings — published 1946 — 58 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Imperial Woman

4.04 avg rating — 5,394 ratings — published 1956 — 58 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Peony

3.97 avg rating — 5,280 ratings — published 1948 — 47 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Sons (House of Earth, #2)

3.83 avg rating — 4,050 ratings — published 1932 — 42 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
East Wind: West Wind

3.99 avg rating — 4,388 ratings — published 1930 — 75 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
A House Divided (House of E...

3.89 avg rating — 3,017 ratings — published 1935 — 38 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Christmas Day in the Morning

by
4.27 avg rating — 2,258 ratings — published 2002 — 2 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
The Big Wave

3.80 avg rating — 2,671 ratings — published 1947 — 26 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
The Mother: A Novel

really liked it 4.00 avg rating — 2,635 ratings — published 1933 — 58 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
More books by Pearl S. Buck…
The Good Earth Sons A House Divided
(3 books)
by
3.97 avg rating — 212,963 ratings

“Many people lose the small joys in the hope for the big happiness.”
Pearl S. Buck

“You cannot make yourself feel something you do not feel, but you can make yourself do right in spite of your feelings.”
Pearl S. Buck

“To eat bread without hope is still slowly to starve to death.”
Pearl S. Buck, To My Daughters, With Love

Polls

159027

Poll

What Classic Author of NOVELS would you like to explore and discuss about? Write-In's are welcome. We will limit it to the first 12 Authors in placement.

Fyodor Dostoyevsky (write-in)
 
  23 votes, 16.5%

Jane Austen (write-in)
 
  20 votes, 14.4%

John Steinbeck (write-in)
 
  16 votes, 11.5%

 
  14 votes, 10.1%

Charles Dickens (write-in)
 
  13 votes, 9.4%

Emily and Anne Bronte (write-in)
 
  11 votes, 7.9%

 
  9 votes, 6.5%

Truman Capote (write-in)
 
  7 votes, 5.0%

William Shakespeare (write-in)
 
  7 votes, 5.0%

Pearl S. Buck (write-in)
 
  5 votes, 3.6%

Charlotte Brontë (write-in)
 
  3 votes, 2.2%

Willem Elsschot (write-in)
 
  3 votes, 2.2%

 
  3 votes, 2.2%

Gottfried Keller (write-in)
 
  2 votes, 1.4%

Thomas Hardy (write-in)
 
  2 votes, 1.4%

Danilo Kiš
 
  1 vote, 0.7%

More...

Topics Mentioning This Author

topics posts views last activity  
Challenge: 50 Books: Suzanne's List Starting August 2008 34 418 Aug 12, 2009 08:43PM  
The Next Best Boo...: Favourite Authors from your native country 45 512 Sep 20, 2009 10:54AM  
The Book Challenge: Meghan's Other 2009 Challenges 11 200 Oct 31, 2009 09:58AM  
Pick-a-Shelf: 2009-11 - Asian - What will you Read for November? 80 218 Nov 16, 2009 04:30AM  
100+ Books in 2018: Jenn's Attempt at 100 in 2009 24 90 Jan 04, 2010 11:27AM  
The Complete Idio...: Historical Fiction books not on the list but should be 5 174 Jan 06, 2010 11:59AM  
The Seasonal Read...: ABIGAIL'S TASK - ODD MAN OUT 353 249 Jan 12, 2010 09:04AM  
The History Book ...: HISTORICAL FICTION POLLS 6 261 Jan 21, 2010 12:04AM  
The Life of a Boo...: Nominating Books For April 111 270 Mar 31, 2010 06:40AM