THE GOOD EARTH Author:PEARL S BUCK Wang Lung, rising from humble Chinese farmer to wealthy landowner, gloried in the soil he worked. He held it above his family, even above his gods. But soon, between Wang Lung and the kindly soil that sustained him, came flood and drought, pestilence and revolution... — Throught this one Chinese peasant and his children, Novel Prize winner Pear... more »l S Buck traces the whole cycle of life, its terrors, its passions, its persistent ambitions and its rewards. Her brilliant novel-beloved by millions of readers throughout the world-is a universal tale of the destiny of men.« less
This classic by Pearl S Buck is a must read about the Chinese farming culture. Filled with despair, redemption, loyalty and betrayal, Buck painfully captures the depravity of the human condition. Following one man and his family, Buck examines the forces of God versus man as fate and fortune reveal our corrupt nature. There is little joy in the lives of the Chinese in the middle of the last millenium, and no doubt this is still the case for the majority suffering under a dictatorial government.