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The Collected Novels Volume One: Pavilion of Women, Peony, and Imperial Woman Kindle Edition
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From the Publisher
From the Illustrated Biography
Portrait of Pearl S. Buck
Johann Waldemar de Rehling Quistgaard painted Buck in 1933, when the writer was forty-one years old-a year after she won the Pulitzer Prize for The Good Earth. The portrait currently hangs at Green Hills Farm in Pennsylvania, where Buck lived from 1934 and which is today the headquarters for Pearl S. Buck International. (Image courtesy of Pearl S. Buck International.)
Buck Addresses Poverty in Asia
Buck addresses an audience in Korea in 1964, discussing the issues of poverty and discrimination faced by children in Asia. She established the Orphanage and Opportunity Center in Buchon City, Korea, in 1965.
Buck and Family
Buck with her husband, Richard J. Walsh, and their daughter, Elizabeth.
About the Author
- ASIN : B07CMF3WYM
- Publisher : Open Road Media (March 13, 2018)
- Publication date : March 13, 2018
- Language : English
- File size : 24952 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 1410 pages
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #669,071 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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My favorite of the three is Imperial Woman, which traces the life of Empress Cixi, the last Empress of China. A woman who, until quite recently, was seen in a brutally unsympathetic light by Westerners, but loved by many Chinese peasants, Buck portrays her in a sensitive but balanced light: not shying away, for instance, from some of the deaths she had ordered, or her foolish and rash acts -- often with very devastating consequences. It would stand on its own quite well as fiction. As a relatively faithful portrayal of a real human being, it becomes twice as interesting.
The others are great as well, of course, examining Buck's recurring themes of a changing world and people with radically different cultures and beliefs finding common ground. Definitely recommended.
became mine. The victories and defeats - all were so colorfully depicted that I felt them with my heart.
The woman was a genius with her descriptive portrayal of Chinese history and life.
I look forward to re-reading more of her books.