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Viewing Entry - The good earth (E13924)
by Buck, Pearl S.

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TitleThe good earth : House of Earth, Book 1
Author / Responsible partyBuck, Pearl S.
GenreHistorical fiction.
TopicsHistorical fiction. Farm life -- Fiction. Married women -- China -- Fiction. China -- History -- 1928-1937 -- Fiction. China -- Social life and customs -- 1912-1949 -- Fiction.
Intended AudienceAdult
PublisherVisAbility Ltd.


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 downfall. Hard times come upon Wang Lung and his family when flood and drought force them to seek work in the 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 falls.

Additional Information

System control numberE13924
Original Print PublisherNew York : John Day Co., 1931.
Series statementBook 1 of the House of Earth trilogy
Series statement (Book 1 of Series Title)Book 1 of the House of Earth trilogy
Narrator NameAnthony Heald.
Participant or performer noteAnthony Heald.
Narrators GenderMale narrator