The Good Earth (Oprah Edition), by Buck, Pearl S.
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- ISBN: 9780743272933 | 0743272935
- Cover: Paperback
- Copyright: 9/15/2004
Pearl S. Buck's epicPulitzer Prize-winning novel of a China that was-- now in a Contemporary Classicsedition. Though more than sixty years have passedsince this remarkable novel won the PulitzerPrize, it has retained its popularity and becomeone of the great modern classics. "I can onlywrite what I know, and I know nothing but China,having always lived there," wrote Pearl Buck. InThe Good Earthshe presents a graphicview of a China when the last emperor reignedand the vast political and social upheavals ofthe twentieth century were but distant rumblingsfor the ordinary people. This moving, classicstory of the honest farmer Wang Lung and hisselfless wife O-lan is must reading for thosewho would fully appreciate the sweeping changesthat have occurred in the lives of the Chinesepeople during this century.Nobel Prize winner Pearl S. Buck traces thewhole cycle of life: its terrors, its passions,its ambitions and rewards. Her brilliant novel-- beloved by millions of readers -- is auniversal tale of the destiny of man.