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The Good Earth by  Pearl S Buck - First British Edition - 1931 - from Burnside Rare Books, ABAA (SKU: 140940954)

The Good Earth

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The Good Earth

by Buck, Pearl S

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London: Methuen & Co. LTD, 1931. First British Edition. Near Fine/Near Fine. First British edition, first printing of this Pulitzer Prize-winning novel. Bound in publisher's original cloth. Near Fine with light fading to spine, a small ding to top and bottom edge of upper board. In a Near Fine dust jacket with light edge wear.


The Good Earth is a Pulitzer Prize winning novel by Pearl S. Buck , an American writer who spent the bulk of the first part of her life in China. Set in the Anhui Province where Buck once lived, it chronicles the rise and fall of Wang Lung and his family, portraying a realistic portrait of life in a Chinese Village prior to World War I. While not initially well received by critics, the novel immediately became a bestseller and has since been recognized as one of the most important 20th century works of fiction. It was also notable for its role in preparing the American public to accept the Chinese as allies later during World War II. The novel was followed by two sequels, Sons and A House Divided to complete the House of Earth Trilogy. -

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The Good Earth
Buck, Pearl S
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First British Edition
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About Burnside Rare Books, ABAA

Burnside Rare Books specializes in literary first editions and works of cultural and historic significance. We are located in Portland, Oregon and welcome visitors by appointment.


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