The Good Earth
Author: Pearl S. Buck
Published: July 2005
For Upper Secondary School Students
A 1932 Pulitzer Prize winning Epic novel of China in the early 20th century.
THE GOOD EARTH is a riveting family saga and story of female sacrifice. Deceptive in its simplicity, it is a story built around a flawed human being and a teetering socio-economic system, as well as one that is layered with profound themes. The author's writing style was influenced by her own immersion in Chinese culture, as she grew up and lived in China, the daughter of missionaries.