The Good Earth Free read ç 6

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This tells the poignant tale of a Chinese farmer and his family in old agrarian China The humble Wang Lung glories in the soil he works nurturing the land as it nurtures him and his family Nearby the nobles of. This is almost spiritual in it's beauty and simplicity First published by Pearl Buck in 1931 this later won the Pulitzer Prize and had a significant affect on Buck’s winning the Nobel Prize for literature in 1938The author displayed her genius ability to observe and relate the cultural and day to day lives of Chinese peasants at the turn of the century This American Christian missionary told the story of a rural Chinese man and perceptively embraced vast cultural differences while at the same time telling a story that is universal in its relevanceA wonderful book should be on a short list of books that should be read in a lifetime

Review The Good Earth

The Good EarthThe House of Hwang consider themselves above the land and its workers; but they will soon meet their own downfallHard times come upon Wang Lung and his family when flood and drought force them to seek work in t. The story is absorbing and exuisitely written A memorable classic that is a must for any book club or readers who enjoy well written historical fiction novels The Good Earth is a novel by Pearl S Buck published in 1931 that dramatizes family life in a Chinese village in the early 20th century It is the first book in a trilogy that includes Sons and A House Divided It won the Pulitzer Prize and is considered a classic The novel is set in a timeless China and provides no exact dates although the author does provide subtle hints that the novel that it is just before the revolution This is the story of Wang Lung a poor farmer in a small village who in the opening chapters of the book marries O lan They have four children together three boys and one girl With hard work and determination Wang Lung and to O lan he build a life for their family but not without struggles and hardship This is my second reading of this classic and when this came up as an online group read I really looked forward to re visiting this story because when I read a book like this with a reading group I tend to immerse myself in the story and get a better understanding of the novel from the discussion after reading I think the characters are beautifully imagined and the story flows from beginning to endA novel that educates the reader about China the Chinese people and their traditions and customsThis is a novel that can be read and re read and still the reader will never tire of its message and charactersA great discussion novel and a book sits proudly on my real life book shelf

Pearl S. Buck ´ 6 Summary

The Good Earth Free read ç 6 ß This tells the poignant tale of a Chinese farmer and his family in old agrarian China The humble Wang Lung glories in the soil he works nurturing the land as it nurtures him and his family Nearby the nobles of the House of Hwang consider themselves above the land and its workers; but they will soon meet their own downfallHe city The working people riot breaking into the homes of the rich and forcing them to flee When Wang Lung shows mercy to one noble and is rewarded he begins to rise in the world even as the House of Hwang fal. I really really wish I hadn't google searched 'foot binding' after reading this book In the tradition of a beloved college professor I give The Good Earth a subtitle which reveals of the moral stuff which fills it Ahem The Good Earth Mo' Money Mo' Problems The Good Earth is packed with cautionary tales of wealth and idleness tradition and progression and lust Wow the character studies one could do in this book Just things I noticed The very thing Wang Lung detested O lan's unbound feet actually helped him produce his wealth because she could help him with the land and do all of the labor in the house Women with bound feet could move very little because it was excruciating to walk With wealth came idleness and a detachment from the land The antagonists of the story in the end were Wang Lung's own rich idle sons There was very rarely ever 'peace' in Wang Lung's house from the time he became rich to the end of the book And in the times of peace we see that Wang Lung blatantly ignored the problems and troubles in his house Ignorance is bliss when you live with the likes of Lotus Can I get a holla back ;