Sons

Front Cover
Moyer Bell Limited, Nov 1, 1992 - Fiction - 313 pages
26 Reviews
Second in the trilogy that began with The Good Earth, Buck's classic and starkly real tale of sons rising against their honored fathers tells of the bitter struggle to the death between the old and the new in China. Revolutions sweep the vast nation, leaving destruction and death in their wake, yet also promising emancipation to China's oppressed millions who are groping for a way to survive in a modern age.

From inside the book

What people are saying - Write a review

User ratings

5 stars
4
4 stars
11
3 stars
7
2 stars
3
1 star
1

wow. This writing is luminous. - 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  - Marc Rocket - Goodreads

I had very high hoped because I enjoyed The Good Earth. Sons continued the story but it just sort of plodded along. It was hard to develop empathy for the characters and in parts it was predictable ... Read full review

Review: Sons (House of Earth #2)

User Review  - Beth - Goodreads

I read this after reading "The Good Earth" which I loved. This book was a bit of a slog, I didn't love it as much. It made me not go on to the 3rd book in her trilogy. Read full review

Contents

Section 1
20
Section 2
28
Section 3
53
Copyright

22 other sections not shown

Common terms and phrases

About the author (1992)

Pearl S. Buck, June 26, 1892 - March 6, 1973 Pearl Sydenstricker Buck was an American author, best know for her novels about China. Buck was born on June 26, 1892, in Hillsboro, West Virginia, but as the daughter of Presbyterian missionaries she was taken to China in infancy. She received her early education in Shanghai, but returned to the United States to attend college, and graduated from Randolph-Macon Woman's College in Virginia in 1914. Buck became a university teacher there and married John Lossing Buck, an agricultural economist, in 1917. Buck and her husband both taught in China, and she published magazine articles about life there. Her first novel East Wind, West Wind was published in 1930. Buck achieved international success with The Good Earth, which won the Pulitzer Prize in 1932. This story of a Chinese peasant family's struggle for survival was later made into a MGM film. Buck resigned from the Presbyterian Board of Foreign Missions after publishing an article that was critical of missionaries. She returned to the United States because of political unrest in China. Buck's novels during this period include Sons, A House Divided, and The Mother. She also wrote biographies of her father (Fighting Angel) and her mother (The Exile). She won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1938. During her career, Buck published over 70 books: novels, nonfiction, story collections, children's books, and translations from the Chinese. She also wrote under the pseudonym John Sedges. In the United States, Buck was active in the civil rights and women's rights movements. In 1942 she founded the East and West Association to promote understanding between Asia and the West. In 1949, Buck established Welcome House, the first international interracial adoption agency. In 1964, she established the Pearl S. Buck foundation to sponsor support for Amerasian children who were not considered adoptable. Pearl Buck died in Danbury, Vermont, on March 6, 1973.

Bibliographic information