House of Earth: The Good Earth; Sons; A House Divided
A portrayal of China in the midst of revolution. This trilogy starts with The Good Earth, a story of the honest farmer Wang Lung and his selfless wife O-lan and their struggles to survive the harsh realities of life in China during the reign of the last emperor. The vast political and social upheavals of the twentieth century were but distant rumblings for the ordinary people. Sons, the second in the trilogy, is a starkly real tale of sons rising against their honored fathers and tells of the bitter struggle to the death between the old and the new in China. Revolutions sweep the 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. A House Divided, the third volume of the trilogy, sees Wang Yuan caught between the opposing ideas of different generations. After six years abroad, Yuan returns to China in the middle of a peasant uprising. His cousin is a captain in the revolutionary army, his sister has scandalized the family by her premarital pregnancy, and his warlord father continues to cling to his traditional ideals. It is through Yuan's efforts that a kind of peace is restored to the family.
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When he saw Wang the Tiger come in he was all of a twitter and in great
confusion, because though he was grateful for what Wang the Tiger had done,
yet he knew such a man would not serve another for nothing, and he dreaded to
hear what ...
And being soft for the time, Wang the Tiger took the silver and promised to give it
to his men in lieu of booty, and the merchants were grateful and went away
praising so merciful a lord of war as this. But Wang the Tiger had an ado to
comfort his ...
There had been a certain one appointed, but hearing how fierce a man Wang the
Tiger was he delayed his coming, saying that his father grew old and that he must
wait until the old man died and was buried before he could come. So until he ...
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Review: The House of Earth (House of Earth #1-3)User Review - Cindy Behrens - Goodreads
When I first read "The Good Earth" many years ago, I did not realize it was #1 of 3! This is a real treat to continue to follow the family of Wang Lung. Such lessons in values and morals. A very interesting read. Read full review
Review: The House of Earth (Omnibus)User Review - YKW - Goodreads
After reading the first part of this wonderful work of Pearl S. Buck (the good earth) I thought you know what, I need to have this book and the other two as well. So I started looking for this version ... Read full review