Front Cover
John Day, 1932 - Brothers - 467 pages
30 Reviews
Sons is about the differences between three generations. Wang Lung died peacefully in the beginning. The story continued with the three different kinds of life that his three sons led. All of the three sons were concisely portrayed, with a slight emphasis on the third, Wang the Tiger. He rose slowly to the position of a warlord. In order to pass his position to his son as he was growing old, he sent his son to a military school to learn western war techniques. However, his sons turned against him by joining the New Revolutionary Army which was against all old lords.

From inside the book

What people are saying - Write a review

User ratings

5 stars
4 stars
3 stars
2 stars
1 star

wow. This writing is luminous. - Goodreads
Still love Pearl's writing. - Goodreads
There wasn't much happening with any if the story lines - Goodreads
And I smiled at the ending. - Goodreads

Review: Sons (House of Earth #2)

User Review  - Maja Z - Goodreads

It was long time ago, but read it gladly. Read full review

Review: Sons (House of Earth #2)

User Review  - Theresa Kobylka - Goodreads

For me not as good as 'the good earth' -- difficult to pin point time period guessing late 1800's early 1900's? Read full review


Section 1
Section 2
Section 3

4 other sections not shown

Common terms and phrases