Book :: The Good Earth

The Good Earth
By: Pearl S. Buck
Pages: 385
Published: Mar 2nd, 1931
Genre(s): Historical Fiction
Adult Fiction
Award(s): Pulitzer Prize (1932)
Rating: (7)


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Pearl S. Buck’s timeless masterpiece, the Pulitzer Prize–winning story of a farmer’s journey through China in the 1920s The Good Earth is Buck’s classic story of Wang Lung, a Chinese peasant farmer, and his wife, O-lan, a former slave. With luck and hard work, the couple’s fortunes improve over the years: They are blessed with sons, and save steadily until one day they can afford to buy...

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Read in 1977 and still one of my all-time favorites.

Jan 5th, 2018

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Aug 25th, 2016

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Jun 18th, 2015

red13x red13x

After reading the blurb on the back of the book I wasn't sure if this was for me. Having now completed the book I'm glad I've read it. This is a good book, following the lives of a family that I could not even imagine living.

Feb 21st, 2014

astrickland astrickland

I remember reading this book in 10th grade English, and I remember loving it. I'm a sucker for reading about characters as they forage or buy things and scrape together something with what they have. My favorite chapter in Harry Potter is Diagon Alley, and I remember the same kind of enjoyment from Wang Lung buying red paper and rice and nice things when his luck turned around. I really enjoyed this book.

Jan 13th, 2014

heathershep heathershep

I can respect the book, however I found it quite a bore to read.

Oct 18th, 2013

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