The Good Earth – Pearl S Buck (1975)


The Good Earth – Pearl S Buck (1975)


A beautiful leatherbound edition of this Pulitzer Prize-winning novel set in China.

Title: The Good Earth

Author: Pearl S. Buck, Anthony Young Chen (illus)

Publisher: The Franklin Library, 1975.

Condition: Full leather. Gilt to all edges, satin endpapers. Near fine. A few very slight scratches to gilded edges.

1 in stock

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About the book (from Goodreads):

This tells the poignant tale of a Chinese farmer and his family in old agrarian China. The humble Wang Lung glories in the soil he works, nurturing the land as it nurtures him and his family. Nearby, the nobles of the House of Hwang consider themselves above the land and its workers; but they will soon meet their own downfall.

Hard times come upon Wang Lung and his family when flood and drought force them to seek work in the city. The working people riot, breaking into the homes of the rich and forcing them to flee. When Wang Lung shows mercy to one noble and is rewarded, he begins to rise in the world, even as the House of Hwang falls.