Dragon Seed Author:Pearl S. Buck Ling Tan, a Chinese peasant farmer, had a loyal, affectionate wife and three strong sones. For many years the rich land brought comfort and security to his family. — Then the enemy invaded their village and the old life was shattered. A sick woman was raped and murdered. Foreign soldiers plundered Ling Tan's farm. They ravished his youngest s... more »on who went to hide his shame in the hills. They killed his daugher-in-law.
In grief and desperation, Ling Tan and his family began to fight back. They organized a resistance movement, built a secret arsenal-and killed the enemy whenever they could.
Written with compassion and insight characteristic of the auther of The Good Earth, this sotry powerfully evokes the brutality and senselessness of war.« less