Good Earth

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Pearl S. Buck's epic Pulitzer Prize-winning novel of a China that was -- now in a Contemporary Classics edition.

Though more than sixty years have passed since this remarkable novel won the Pulitzer Prize, it has retained its popularit

Pearl S. Buck's epic Pulitzer Prize-winning novel of a China that was -- now in a Contemporary Classics edition.

Though more than sixty years have passed since this remarkable novel won the Pulitzer Prize, it has retained its popularity and become one of the great modern classics. "I can only write what I know, and I know nothing but China, having always lived there," wrote Pearl Buck. In The Good Earth she presents a graphic view of a China when the last emperor reigned and the vast political and social upheavals of the twentieth century were but distant rumblings for the ordinary people. This moving, classic story of the honest farmer Wang Lung and his selfless wife O-lan is must reading for those who would fully appreciate the sweeping changes that have occurred in the lives of the Chinese people during this century.

Nobel Prize winner Pearl S. Buck traces the whole cycle of life: its terrors, its passions, its ambitions and rewards. Her brilliant novel -- beloved by millions of readers -- is a universal tale of the destiny of man. ...Continua

Ha scritto il 19/06/16
In realtà appena l'ho finito (venti giorni fa ormai.. Serena riprendi il controllo delle tue letture!) a caldo ho dato 4*.. Ma mi accorgo ora che il libro inizia già a svanire e che il fastidio e il prurito nei confronti del protagonista sono le sens ...Continua
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Ha scritto il 25/06/14
Il classico romanzo che mi piace un sacco, emozionante e bella scrittura.
Ha scritto il 22/03/14
Chinese Tale
Told in a very Chinese style, the story of a man and his relationship with the earth and family. Easy to read and although somewhat stylistic it is thought provoking.
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Ha scritto il 26/05/12
Definitely a very interesting novel. The accuracy of the description of the traditional life in the last feudal China within the events of a rural family makes this book a very good document to get an insight of china before the people's republic. Th ...Continua
  • 2 mi piace
Ha scritto il 05/01/11
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(Review originally written for my book blog at www.michelleamanda.co.uk)

I absolutely love this book. I know you shouldn't judge a book by its cover – but its the cover art that first drew me to the book, and on this occasion, I was glad I c
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