The Pulitzer Prizeâ€“winning, New York Timesâ€“bestselling novel about a peasant farmer and his family in early twentieth-century China.
The Good Earth is Buckâ€™s classic story of Wang Lung, a Chinese peasant farmer, and his wife, O-lan, a former slave. With luck and hard work, the coupleâ€™s fortunes improve over the years: They have sons, and save steadily until one day they can afford to buy property in the House of Wangâ€”the very house in which O-lan used to work. 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. Will Wangâ€™s family cherish the estate after heâ€™s gone? And can his material success, the bedrock of his life, guarantee anything about his soul? Winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the William Dean Howells Award, The Good Earth was an Oprahâ€™s Book Club choice in 2004. A readersâ€™ favorite for generations, this powerful and beautifully written fable resonates with universal themes of hope and family unity. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Pearl S. Buck including rare images from the authorâ€™s estate.