The good earth. byBuck, Pearl S; Buck, Pearl S. (Pearl Sydenstricker), . Publication date Topics NA. Publisher[London]. Editorial Reviews. Review. “Bertozzi beautifully distills Buck's text into poignant snippets ruthenpress.info: The Good Earth eBook: Pearl S. Buck: Kindle Store. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Pearl S. Buck including rare The Good Earth is Buck's classic story of Wang Lung, a Chinese.
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In The Good Earth Pearl S. Buck paints an indelible portrait of China in the s , when the last emperor reigned and the vast political and. Read "The Good Earth Trilogy The Good Earth, Sons, and A House Divided" by Pearl S. Buck available from Rakuten Kobo. Sign up today and get $5 off your. The Good Earth Trilogy: The Good Earth, Sons, and A House Divided. (House of Earth #). by. Pearl S. Buck. · Rating details · 1, ratings · 77 reviews.
But success brings with it a new set of problems. Wang soon finds himself the target of jealousy, and as good harvests come and go, so does the social order.
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Sort order. May 17, Barb Goldstein rated it it was amazing. A great read. Hard to put down. This story grips you at the start. Would recommend reading the entire trilogy from start to finish. I was sad to finish. Definitely Pearl S Buck at her best. View 2 comments. Oct 19, Karen Kay rated it really liked it Shelves: This trilogy was thrilling from beginning to end.
The first book, The Good Earth was by far my favorite as it documents a man and then a family's struggle though famine and poverty into prosperity.
The main character, Wang Lung is relatable and realistic. Buck's writing style reminded me of Hemingway as it was straightforward but I found it to have a nuance and elegance all its own. She maintains this style throughout the trilogy. The second installment explores the aftermath of Wang Lung's deat This trilogy was thrilling from beginning to end. The second installment explores the aftermath of Wang Lung's death and the choices his sons make and their lack of suffering serves as a foil for the first novel, which, I think is why I preferred the first.
The second novel focuses on the third son who the reader believes will be a great man but then we find in the third installment, that he becomes what he loathed all along. It is this man's son who closes the trilogy with his experiences in China and in presumably, America.
The third novel really showcases the difference in culture and explores the complexities of both the western and eastern experiences of the time.
The trilogy is set during a National and International upheaval, and change. Buck's description of this is superb. I recommend this trilogy to anyone who wishes to explore the Chinese culture or to read about family and the struggles that lie within them.
I rarely own books, preferring to use the library or borrow, so when I do, it means it's exceptional and means something special to me. I had to search to download this out of print trilogy Most of us had Buck's "The Good Earth" as required reading, but I wonder if many are aware that it is part one of a trilogy followed by "Sons", then " A House Divided" Lessons to be o I rarely own books, preferring to use the library or borrow, so when I do, it means it's exceptional and means something special to me.
Lessons to be observed for us all. Great books. Jan 14, Libby rated it really liked it. Enjoyed the first in the trilogy - setting aside for now!
View 1 comment. Sep 30, John Janaro rated it it was amazing. China from the Inside Pearl Buck, the child of American missionaries, who grew up in rural China speaking both Mandarin and English, presents something of the drama of Chinese history in the early part of the twentieth century woven into the three generation saga of the Wang family.
Beautifully written, hopeful, but unflinching in the face of flaws and evils of the past and prophetic of those to come. This magnificent trilogy led to her winning the Nobel Prize for Literature in Apr 28, Sokcheng rated it really liked it. Engaging plot. Good execution. Nov 06, Edward Nugent rated it really liked it Shelves: At first I was a bit put off by the language and style which I thought contrived and too much like reading the King James Bible, but then the flow of the story caught me, and I couldn't stop reading.
I began to see the language as part of an epic storytelling perspective that makes the narrator almost invisible and the conduit for tales that capture sweeps of time through characters whose lives seem real yet representative of larger social themes. As with any saga, the portions dealing with more At first I was a bit put off by the language and style which I thought contrived and too much like reading the King James Bible, but then the flow of the story caught me, and I couldn't stop reading.
As with any saga, the portions dealing with more distant events blend into one kind of narrative, while as the saga gets closer in time to the author's own era, the definition caused by perspective becomes less sure.
As history, the trilogy spans the period before China's re-ascendancy as a major world power. The mythology is important in helping to understand China's modern perception of itself and its perception in the Western world, especially the United States.
Now I know why, as a child, I was admonished not to waste food because children were starving in China. The trilogy is as much about how the U. Edit Delete Jan 27, Frank rated it it was amazing.
I loved the classic book in high school, and after reading the expanded family saga on Kindle, the struggle from simple farmer to rich landlord and from successful warlord to scholar over three generations, I love the story even more.
If you haven't read the The Good Earth yet you should. If you have, consider re-reading it as part of the trilogy. Pearl S. Buck transforms the words on the pages she writes in such a way that totally immerses the reader in the culture and era through her storytelling.
Jan 24, Betsey rated it really liked it Shelves: I thoroughly enjoyed reading the whole trilogy. Each book followed a new generation of the Wang family, highlighting shifting traditions and historical changes in Chinese culture.
In each book the protagonist is wonderfully complex, making the reader groan with disapproval sometimes and sigh with appreciation at other times. I listened to the audio version of these books, which I will admit, made it easier to get through the continual rumination of the central characters. And the language in whi I thoroughly enjoyed reading the whole trilogy. And the language in which it is written tends to plod along in a manner which might cause a reader to skim through the printed page.
Thus 4 stars rather than 5. Oct 27, Christina rated it really liked it Shelves: Love the first book! Read it in high school. Did not realize it was part of a trilogy.
So when my book group chose to rad this book I decided to finish out the trilogy. Book one is five stars!!! Books two and three, while interesting, just we're not as engaging as the first book.
Hence, the four stars overall.