OR
with Kindle Unlimited

Deliver to your Kindle or other device

Enter a promotion code
or gift card
 
 
 

Try it free

Sample the beginning of this book for free

Deliver to your Kindle or other device

Sorry, this item is not available in
Image not available for
Color:
Image not available

To view this video download Flash Player

 

The Good Earth Trilogy: The Good Earth, Sons, and A House Divided [Kindle Edition]

Pearl S. Buck
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (101 customer reviews)

Digital List Price: $29.99 What's this?
Kindle Price: $14.99
You Save: $15.00 (50%)
 
Kindle Unlimited Read this title for free and get unlimited access to over 700,000 titles. Learn More

Free Kindle Reading App Anybody can read Kindle books—even without a Kindle device—with the FREE Kindle app for smartphones, tablets and computers.

To get the free app, enter your email address or mobile phone number.

Formats

Amazon Price New from Used from
Kindle Edition $14.99  
Hardcover --  
Kindle Daily Deals
Kindle Delivers: Daily Deals
Subscribe to find out about each day's Kindle Daily Deals for adults and young readers. Learn more (U.S. customers only)

Book Description

Set in China during the early twentieth century, Pearl S. Buck’s timeless trilogy is the powerful story of a family—and a nation—in transition

The Good Earth is Buck’s classic, Pulitzer Prize–winning story of Wang Lung, a Chinese peasant farmer, and his wife, O-lan, a former slave. With luck and hard work, the couple’s fortunes improve over the years: They are blessed with sons, and save steadily until one day they can afford to buy property in the House of Wang—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 Wang’s family cherish the estate after he’s gone?
 
The family’s story continues in Sons and A House Divided, when the Revolution sweeping through China further unsettles Wang Lung’s family in this rich and unforgettable portrait of a family and a country in the throes of widespread national change.


Editorial Reviews

About the Author

Pearl S. Buck (1892–1973) was a bestselling and Nobel Prize–winning author. Her classic novel The Good Earth (1931) was awarded a Pulitzer Prize and William Dean Howells Medal. Born in Hillsboro, West Virginia, Buck was the daughter of missionaries and spent much of the first half of her life in China, where many of her books are set. In 1934, civil unrest in China forced Buck back to the United States. Throughout her life she worked in support of civil and women’s rights, and established Welcome House, the first international, interracial adoption agency. In addition to her highly acclaimed novels, Buck wrote two memoirs and biographies of both of her parents. For her body of work, Buck received the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1938, the first American woman to have done so. She died in Vermont. 

Product Details

  • File Size: 14973 KB
  • Print Length: 722 pages
  • Publisher: Open Road Media (May 21, 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00CLVB9CY
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
  • X-Ray:
  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #5,216 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
  •  Would you like to give feedback on images?.


Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews
35 of 39 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars very nice book...worth spend time to read January 1, 1999
By A Customer
Format:Hardcover
i've only read the first book of the trilogy..and i find it very interesting and true. because i am asian and this is the first time and first book that i've seen written by a non asian person who describe it so well and so exact (not to be rude to the other author, but some of them does not really really understand our culture and some of their writings are completly wrong) i am searching for the second and the third which i am hoping to read it ASAP..and i know that i would like it
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
15 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Purchase the books together October 23, 2013
By GBA
Format:Kindle Edition
I was a little disappointed with the first book in that I had expected more depth and greatness from a book that earned a Pulitzer. I decided to read the next two in the trilogy and in them I found that the completion of the saga made all three books what they are which is fiction very worthy of the Pulitzer they earned. The books are less expensive purchased together and better read in that way!
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
16 of 17 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Just like old wine... better as it ages September 10, 2013
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I read The Good Earth during my early college days, and I was captivated by the prose, which was full of words not common among my peers. Nevertheless, nowadays I could not recall any specifics, which drove me to read the trilogy recently. And I discovered that I was attracted to the literary poetry found in The Good Earth. The Sons and A House Divided were less poetic, but the descriptions, especially of the main characters' feelings, were heartening. It was also interesting to compare terms used in the first part of last century which might raise brows today. For example, describing a man as beautiful...
BTW, Ms Buck hooked me on an interest about China, and I have been there several times, always recalling the love for this country instilled by this author.
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An excellent insight to pre-30s China January 21, 2014
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
A thoroughly enjoyable read providing fascinating insights into life in rural China and the precursors to the revolution. Well written.
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A masterpiece January 20, 2014
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Pearl Buck gives us a view of life in "the old days" of China and how hard life was. Great in letting us learn some of the culture of the time. Lung Wang's desire and worship of the land remains. It is a view my family has always had the love of the land itself for if you own and have land you are well off.
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars As good as I remembered. January 19, 2014
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Loved this trilogy, plan on reading more of her books in the future. The price was so reasonable compared to other sites I checked.
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Pearl S. Buck has a unique writing style January 18, 2014
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Pearl S. Buck tells a tale of a Chinese family over the generations. By reading this book one learns much about the Chinese culture at the time. The family goes from poor to rich and the changes that occur through this process is very interesting. Ms. Buck's wrting style is easy and enjoyable to read.
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
11 of 13 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars One of my favorite books of all time!! April 28, 1999
By A Customer
Format:Hardcover
This is astory about family, hardship, and the beauty/horror of China. It is moving, beautiful, and easy to read. Enjoy!!
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Excellent reading. I enjoy this type of books.
Published 3 days ago by bigdog
5.0 out of 5 stars A wonderful book for readers of all ages
I became fascinated with "The Good Earth" when I first saw the movie on TCM. I read the book shortly after and when I finished it, I HAD to read the sequel "Sons"... Read more
Published 5 days ago by Tamara Brigman
5.0 out of 5 stars Good Book
Great Book. No wonder it won acclaim in its time. Well worth the time to read.
Published 5 days ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars I thought it was great and only gets better with the next books in ...
I thought it was great and only gets better with the next books in the trilogy. I'm on the last one now.
Published 6 days ago by thomas mc gahan
5.0 out of 5 stars Good transaction.
Fast shipping. Product was as described. Good transaction.
Published 9 days ago by Thomas J. Portman
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
Really enjoyed a look into Chinese culture.
Published 9 days ago by Suzanne Adams
4.0 out of 5 stars All three a long challenge
Quite good. The later books are quite revealing of human nature.
Published 10 days ago by Jane
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
very good reading and historic facts. All three books are fantastic.
Published 14 days ago by Tina Stelmach
5.0 out of 5 stars These books are a wonderful story that show how different people can...
These books are a wonderful story that show how different people can think and feel differently and yet how much people are the same no matter where they are from. Pearl S. Read more
Published 21 days ago by MTPM 3737
4.0 out of 5 stars First book is the best, but a classic worth reading all the way...
First book is awesome, the second and third have their moments, but not nearly as good as the first. The good earth is 5 stars, Sons and A House Divided are both 3 stars. Read more
Published 23 days ago by Craig in AZ
Search Customer Reviews
Search these reviews only

More About the Author

Pearl Comfort Sydenstricker was born on June 26, 1892, in Hillsboro, West Virginia. Her parents were Southern Presbyterian missionaries, most often stationed in China, and from childhood, Pearl spoke both English and Chinese. She returned to China shortly after graduation from Randolph-Macon Woman's College in Lynchburg, Virginia, in 1914, and the following year, she met a young agricultural economist named John Lossing Buck. They married in 1917, and immediately moved to Nanhsuchou in rural Anhwei province. In this impoverished community, Pearl Buck gathered the material that she would later use in The Good Earth and other stories of China.
Pearl began to publish stories and essays in the 1920s, in magazines such as The Nation, The Chinese Recorder, Asia, and The Atlantic Monthly. Her first novel, East Wind, West Wind, was published by the John Day Company in 1930. John Day's publisher, Richard Walsh, would eventually become Pearl's second husband, in 1935, after both received divorces.

In 1931, John Day published Pearl's second novel, The Good Earth. This became the bestselling book of both 1931 and 1932, won the Pulitzer Prize and the Howells Medal in 1935, and would be adapted as a major MGM film in 1937. Other novels and books of nonfiction quickly followed. In 1938, less than a decade after her first book had appeared, Pearl won the Nobel Prize in literature, the first American woman to do so. By the time of her death in 1973, Pearl had published more than seventy books: novels, collections of stories, biography and autobiography, poetry, drama, children's literature, and translations from the Chinese. She is buried at Green Hills Farm in Bucks County, Pennsylvania.


What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?


Forums

There are no discussions about this product yet.
Be the first to discuss this product with the community.
Start a new discussion
Topic:
First post:
Prompts for sign-in
 


Look for Similar Items by Category