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The Good Earth (SparkNotes)
SparkNotes Editors
1586633961
July 2002
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The Good Earth
Pearl S. Buck
0743272935
September 2004
Paperback
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Review
Boston Transcript One need never have lived in China or know anything about the Chinese to understand it or respond to its appeal.

Book Description
Pearl S. Buck's epic Pulitzer Prize-winning novel of a China that was -- now in a Contemporary Classics edition. Though more than sixty years have passed since this remarkable novel won the Pulitzer Prize, it has retained its popularity and become one of the great modern classics. "I can only write what I know, and I know nothing but China, having always lived there," wrote Pearl Buck. In The Good Earth she presents a graphic view of a China when the last emperor reigned and the vast political and social upheavals of the twentieth century were but distant rumblings for the ordinary people. This moving, classic ...


The Good Earth
Pearl S. Buck
064164356X

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Sons
Pearl S. Buck
1559210397
November 1992
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The Big Wave
Pearl S. Buck
0064401715
May 1986
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Book Description
Kino lives on a farm on the side of a mountain in Japan. His friend, Jiya, lives in a fishing village below. Everyone, including Kino and Jiya, has heard of the big wave. No one suspects it will wipe out the whole village and Jiya's family, too. As Jiya struggles to overcome his sorrow, he understands it is in the presence of danger that one learns to be brave, and to appreciate how wonderful life can be.The famous story of a Japanese boy who must face life after escaping the tidal wave destruction of his family and village.

Card catalog description
His family and village swept away by a tidal wave, Jiya learns to live with the ever-present dangers from the sea and volcano. --This text refers to the Library Binding edition.

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Christmas Day in the Morning
Pearl S. Buck
0688162673
October 1902
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
Published in 1955 and appearing for the first time as a picture book, this modest holiday tale from the author of The Good Earth might well have been called The Good Son. On Christmas Eve, a man recalls the holiday many years ago when he gave his father, a struggling farmer, a most-appreciated gift: the boy rose extra early to do his father's biggest chore, the milking. Buck's understated yet moving piece, paired with a sentimental note from the illustrator, will resonate with readers. Buehner's (Snowmen at Night) inky, starlit winter skies and rustic barn revealed by lantern light transport readers to a hushed and humble setting. All ages.Copyright 2002 Reed Business Information, Inc.

From School Library Journal
Grade 3-5-Originally published in 1955, this story has been...


Buck's the Good Earth
Stephen Veo Huntley
0822005352
Nov 1974
Paperback
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Book Description
The original CliffsNotes study guides offer a look into key elements and ideas within classic works of literature.

CliffsNotes on The Good Earth explores author Pearl S. Buck’s insight into the lives of the Chinese people, particularly the peasant population.

Following the story of a Chinese farmer who represents the universal cultivator – one who knows that his riches and security come from the good earth itself, this study guide provides summaries and critical commentaries for each chapter within the novel.  Other features that help you figure out this important work include Personal background on the author Introduction to and synopsis of the book In-depth character analyses for the two principal figures, Wang Lung and wife O-Lan Critical essays on the...



Peony
Pearl S. Buck
1559213388
July 2004
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Imperial Woman
Pearl S. Buck
1559210354
November 1991
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Pearl S. Buck
Kang Liao
0313301468
Jan 1997
Hardcover
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Review
“Emphasizing that Buck was the first author to focus on Chinese peasants and 'strong Chinese women,' Liao describes Buck's 'singularly important role' in shaping history by improving China's image in American eyes during the WW II era....Recommended for academic libraries, lower-division undergraduate and above.”–Choice

Book Description
Pearl S. Buck's portrayal of Chinese peasants was the first literary representation, in China as well as in America, of the majority of the Chinese population. Her work changed the image of the Chinese people in the American mind--ultimately facilitating the 1943 repeal of the 61-year-old Chinese Exclusion Act and arousing Americans' support of the Chinese resistance against the Japanese aggression in World War II. From a multicultural...


The Good Earth
Pearl S. Buck
0641669682

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The Good Earth
Pearl S. Buck
0899662994
November 1995
Hardcover
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Review
Boston Transcript One need never have lived in China or know anything about the Chinese to understand it or respond to its appeal. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

Book Description
Pearl S. Buck's epic Pulitzer Prize-winning novel of a China that was -- now in a Contemporary Classics edition. Though more than sixty years have passed since this remarkable novel won the Pulitzer Prize, it has retained its popularity and become one of the great modern classics. "I can only write what I know, and I know nothing but China, having always lived there," wrote Pearl Buck. In The Good Earth she presents a graphic view of a China when the last emperor reigned and the vast political and social upheavals of the twentieth century were but distant rumblings for the ordinary...


The Big Wave
Pearl S. Buck
0381999238
Jan 1973
Hardcover
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Book Description

Kino lives on a farm on the side of a mountain in Japan. His friend, Jiya, lives in a fishing village below. Everyone, including Kino and Jiya, has heard of the big wave. No one suspects it will wipe out the whole village and Jiya's family, too. As Jiya struggles to overcome his sorrow, he understands it is in the presence of danger that one learns to be brave, and to appreciate how wonderful life can be.

The famous story of a Japanese boy who must face life after escaping the tidal wave destruction of his family and village.

Card catalog description
His family and village swept away by a tidal wave, Jiya learns to live with the ever-present dangers from the sea and volcano.

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Peony
Pearl S. Buck
0819705934
May 1997
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Young Fu of the Upper Yangtze
Elizabeth Foreman Lewis
044049043X
Jan 1990
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Book Description
Introduction by Pearl S. Buck. This "accurate, vivid and well-written story" (The New York Times ) is about Young Fu, a country boy, who is apprenticed to a master coppersmith when he and his mother move to the city of Chungking during the exciting and often dangerous 1920s.



A Newbery Medal Book.

Card catalog description
In the 1920's a Chinese youth from the country comes to Chungking with his mother where the bustling city offers adventure and his apprenticeship to a coppersmith brings good fortune. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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The China Mystique
Karen J. Leong
0520244222
July 2005
Hardcover
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Book Description
Throughout the history of the United States, images of China have populated the American imagination. Always in flux, these images shift rapidly, as they did during the early decades of the twentieth century. In this erudite and original study, Karen J. Leong explores the gendering of American orientalism during the 1930s and 1940s. Focusing on three women who were popularly and publicly associated with China--Pearl S. Buck, Anna May Wong, and Mayling Soong--Leong shows how each negotiated what it meant to be American, Chinese American, and Chinese against the backdrop of changes in the United States as a national community and as an international power.
The China Mystique illustrates how each of these women encountered the possibilities as well as the limitations of transnational status in attempting to...


The Good Earth (Enriched Classics Series)
Pearl S. Buck
1416500189
April 2005
Mass Market Paperback
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Review
Boston Transcript One need never have lived in China or know anything about the Chinese to understand it or respond to its appeal. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

Book Description
ENDURING LITERATURE ILLUMINATEDBY PRACTICAL SCHOLARSHIPA poignant tale about the life and labors of a Chinese farmer during the sweeping reign of the country¹s last emperor.EACH ENRICHED CLASSIC EDITION INCLUDES:• A concise introduction that gives readers important background information• A chronology of the author's life and work• A timeline of significant events that provides the book's historical context• An outline of key themes and plot points to help readers form their own interpretations• Detailed explanatory notes• Critical analysis,...

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