Dragon Seed

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Blakiston, 1945 - China - 378 pages
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The farmer Ling Tan, and his wife and sons and daughters live in Nanking during the Japanese assault. This book covers the fall and rape of the city and life of the people afterward under the heels of a bestial master who rules but cannot conquer.

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User Review  - KRM35 - LibraryThing

My copy had the incorrect cover. The back cover was a descripton of "Imperial Women" by Buck, about Tzu Hsi, rather than the Rape of Nanking which is what Dragon Seed is about. Just be aware if you are buying based on the cover description Read full review

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User Review  - dickmanikowski - LibraryThing

I'd never read any of Pearl Buck's books, but an NPR review of a new biography of the author got me interested. I found her portrayal of a traditional multi-generational Chinese family during the ... Read full review


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