The Good Earth

The Good Earth

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Pearl S. Buck's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel The Good Earth is about the life of a poor Chinese farmer. Through drought and flood, Wang Lung and his family, as do other peasant farmers, struggle to make ends meet.

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  • Tyler Gonzalez
    Written on April 3, 2018
    "You most certainly can't go wrong wit this Pulitzer prize winning novel, The Good Earth. Featuring a backdrop of China it's characters and story are so very compelling you will not want to put it down."
  • Rebecca Lewis
    Written on February 12, 2018
    "I was just so enthralled with this story I literally couldn't put it down. It's definitely one of the best books I've read in at least a few years. "
  • Peter Guzman
    Written on May 19, 2018
    "This is a classic. I remember reading this for English class during my freshman year of high school. This is great storytelling at its finest. "
  • Frank Beck
    Written on April 8, 2018
    "The good earth is written by Pearl S. Buck. The Good Earth is about the life of a poor Chinese farmer. Through drought and flood, Wang Lung and his family, as do other peasant farmers, struggle to make ends meet. The book is available in Hardcover, Paperback, Mass Market Paperback, Audiobook, CD and Kindle versions."
  • Anonymous
    Written on April 4, 2018
    "After reading this book, I realized the reason why this book is considered a classic, and why it won the Pulitzer Prize in 1931. It's an honest story that goes directly to the point without airs or graces, providing a great portrait of Chinese culture prior to the revolution."
  • Larry Russell
    Written on February 28, 2018
    "This in't only a best book of the 1930's but a best book of the 20th century. This should be a must read for any College student. Through sacrifice and struggle this is a story that has a lot to teach."
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  • Alan Simmons
    Written on April 16, 2018
    "I like that the author for "The Good Earth" is a true West Virginia native. The style can be felt in the writing and gives a sense of a true WV setting."
  • Tyler Howard
    Written on April 6, 2018
    "This classic book is touching and realistic of how a man destroyed his life due to his selfish whims. His careless desires ruined his wife and childrens' lives that will bring you to tears."
  • Shirley Douglas
    Written on March 8, 2018
    "I remembered reading this book in high school, and I wanted to give it another go. I'm so glad I did! The writing is very informative and paints an excellent picture of what people in other cultures go through when trying to survive. There are a few different perspectives offered throughout the book which keeps things really refreshing. "
  • Jessica Qiu
    Written on April 6, 2018
    "I love family sagas books. My friend recommended to me The Good Earth. It's by Pearl S. Buck and won a Pulitzer Prize. It's a tale of overcoming all odds to keep your family safe and fed. It's about a Chinese farmer that is very poor and that just wants to do everything he can to protect and provide for his family. His struggles are enduring. It's a beautiful book that I recommend to all book lovers out there."
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