Dragon Seed Author:Pearl S. Buck A Novel of Modern China — Here is another great novel of China by the author of "The Good Earth." The story, which millions enjoyed as a thrilling motion picture, is of the plain people of China, and their life under the invader. — Life, Ling Tan always told his sons, did not change. "Land is at the bottom of what men want. If one has too much ... more »land and the other too little there will be wars." His children listened with respect, but in their hearts they did not believe him, and their great desire was to go off to the hills where they could be free to fight the enemy. Only later, when his second son and Jade, his beautiful daughter-in-law who knew how to read, came back from the hills, did they realize that war would be overcome by men like Ling Tan, determined to live out their lives on their land, and to hold it until long after the enemy had gone.
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