The Good Earth

The Good Earth
Author: Pearl S. Buck,Emily Hutchinson
Pages: 92
ISBN: 0785795286
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Release: 1999-10-01
Editor: Turtleback Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A Chinese peasant overcomes the forces of nature and the frailties of human nature to become a wealthy landowner.

The Good Earth

The Good Earth
Author: Pearl Sydenstricker Buck,Gerard Johannes Visser
Pages: 159
ISBN: 9028062904
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Release: 1989
Editor: Unknown
Language: nl

Explanation of the Book:

Het leven van een Chinese familie in een kenterend tijdperk.

The Good Earth

The Good Earth
Author: Pearl Sydenstricker Buck
Pages: 272
ISBN: 0413367002
Available:
Release: 1931
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The Good Earth

The Good Earth
Author: Pearl S. Buck
Pages: 144
ISBN: 9781501132780
Available:
Release: 2017-07-04
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Pearl S. Buck’s Pulitzer Prize–winning classic about the rise and fall of Chinese villagers before World War I comes to life in this evocative graphic novel by New York Times bestselling author Nick Bertozzi. Although more than eighty years have passed since Pearl S. Buck’s The Good Earth won the Pulitzer Prize, it has retained its popularity and become one of the great modern classics. This indelible portrait of China in the 1920s, when the last emperor reigned and the vast political and social upheavals of the twentieth century were but distant rumblings, tells the moving story of honest farmer Wang Lung and his selfless wife O-Lan. It is must reading to fully appreciate the sweeping changes that have occurred in the lives of the Chinese people during the last century. Displaying his Eisner Award–winning talents, New York Times bestselling author Nick Bertozzi brings Buck’s epic novel to life with incredible imagery in this “finely rendered showcase…that perfectly captures the story’s timeless subject matter while also underscoring the antiquity of the depicted world” (Kirkus Reviews). Bertozzi retraces the whole cycle of life depicted in Buck’s original novel: its terrors, its passions, its ambitions, and its rewards. Now The Good Earth—the universal tale of an ordinary family caught in the tide of history—offers a whole new dimension with these beautiful, evocative images.

The Good Earth Trilogy

The Good Earth Trilogy
Author: Pearl S. Buck
Pages: 878
ISBN: 9781480430419
Available:
Release: 2013-05-21
Editor: Open Road Media
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The Pulitzer Prize–winning classic novel of China, together with its two sequels—by the Nobel Prize winner. The Good Earth is Buck’s classic, Pulitzer Prize–winning story of Wang Lung, a Chinese peasant farmer, and his wife, O-lan, a former slave. With luck and hard work, the couple’s fortunes improve over the years: They are blessed with sons, and save steadily until one day they can afford to buy property in the House of Wang—the very house in which O-lan used to work. But success brings with it a new set of problems. Wang soon finds himself the target of jealousy, and as good harvests come and go, so does the social order. Will Wang’s family cherish the estate after he’s gone? The family’s story continues in Sons and A House Divided, when the Revolution sweeping through China further unsettles Wang Lung’s family in this rich and unforgettable portrait of a family and a country in the throes of widespread national change.

Shackleton

Shackleton
Author: Nick Bertozzi
Pages: 128
ISBN: 9781596434516
Available:
Release: 2014-06-17
Editor: Macmillan
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A graphic recounting of explorer Ernest Shackleton's ambitious journey to Antarctica dramatically illuminates the unprecedented expedition that cost many of his companions their lives. By the best-selling illustrator of Houdini: The Handcuff King. Original.

The Good Earth

The Good Earth
Author: Pearl S. Buck
Pages: 357
ISBN: 9780743272933
Available:
Release: 2004-09-15
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A Chinese peasant overcomes the forces of nature and the frailties of human nature to become a wealthy landowner.

Sons

Sons
Author: Pearl S. Buck
Pages: 313
ISBN: 9781453263471
Available:
Release: 2012-08-21
Editor: Open Road Media
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The second installment in Pearl S. Buck’s acclaimed Good Earth trilogy: the powerful story of three brothers whose greed will bring their family to the brink of ruin Sons begins where The Good Earth ended: Revolution is sweeping through China. Wang Lung is on his deathbed in the house of his fathers, and his three sons stand ready to inherit his hard-won estate. One son has taken the family’s wealth for granted and become a landlord; another is a thriving merchant and moneylender; the youngest, an ambitious general, is destined to be a leader in the country. Through all his life’s changes, Wang did not anticipate that each son would hunger to sell his beloved land for maximum profit. At once a tribute to early Chinese fiction, a saga of family dissension, and a depiction of the clashes between old and new, Sons is a vivid and compelling masterwork of fiction. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Pearl S. Buck including rare images from the author’s estate.

A House Divided

A House Divided
Author: Pearl S. Buck
Pages: 353
ISBN: 9781453263488
Available:
Release: 2012-08-21
Editor: Open Road Media
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A man returns to his native China to find upheaval in both his homeland and his family in this novel by a New York Times–bestselling author. On the eve of a popular rebellion, the Chinese government starts to crack down in cities across the country. Fleeing the turmoil, Wang Yuan, the son of a famous general and grandson of the patriarch of The Good Earth, leaves for America to study agriculture. When he returns to China six years later, he encounters a nation still in the grip of violent uprisings. Unprepared for the social upheaval, Wang is torn by the tensions between old traditions and new ways, and by his formidable family, whose struggles he hopes to solve. A reflective finale to Buck’s groundbreaking and bestselling trilogy, A House Divided is a rich and unforgettable portrait of a family—and a nation—in transition. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Pearl S. Buck including rare images from the author’s estate.

The Good Earth

The Good Earth
Author: Pearl S. Buck
Pages: 357
ISBN: 9781453263563
Available:
Release: 2012-08-21
Editor: Open Road Media
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The Pulitzer Prize–winning, New York Times–bestselling novel about a peasant farmer and his family in early twentieth-century China. The Good Earth is Buck’s classic story of Wang Lung, a Chinese peasant farmer, and his wife, O-lan, a former slave. With luck and hard work, the couple’s fortunes improve over the years: They are blessed with sons, and save steadily until one day they can afford to buy property in the House of Wang—the very house in which O-lan used to work. But success brings with it a new set of problems. Wang soon finds himself the target of jealousy, and as good harvests come and go, so does the social order. Will Wang’s family cherish the estate after he’s gone? And can his material success, the bedrock of his life, guarantee anything about his soul? Winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the William Dean Howells Award, The Good Earth was an Oprah’s Book Club choice in 2004. A readers’ favorite for generations, this powerful and beautifully written fable resonates with universal themes of hope and family unity. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Pearl S. Buck including rare images from the author’s estate.

The Good Earth

The Good Earth
Author: Pearl S. Buck
Pages: 144
ISBN: 1501132776
Available:
Release: 2018-07-24
Editor: Simon & Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Pearl S. Buck’s Pulitzer Prize–winning classic about the rise and fall of Chinese villagers before World War I comes to life in this evocative graphic novel by New York Times bestselling author Nick Bertozzi. Although more than eighty years have passed since Pearl S. Buck’s The Good Earth won the Pulitzer Prize, it has retained its popularity and become one of the great modern classics. This indelible portrait of China in the 1920s, when the last emperor reigned and the vast political and social upheavals of the twentieth century were but distant rumblings, tells the moving story of honest farmer Wang Lung and his selfless wife O-Lan. It is must reading to fully appreciate the sweeping changes that have occurred in the lives of the Chinese people during the last century. Displaying his Eisner Award–winning talents, New York Times bestselling author Nick Bertozzi brings Buck’s epic novel to life with incredible imagery in this “finely rendered showcase…that perfectly captures the story’s timeless subject matter while also underscoring the antiquity of the depicted world” (Kirkus Reviews). Bertozzi retraces the whole cycle of life depicted in Buck’s original novel: its terrors, its passions, its ambitions, and its rewards. Now The Good Earth—the universal tale of an ordinary family caught in the tide of history—offers a whole new dimension with these beautiful, evocative images.

Pearl Buck in China

Pearl Buck in China
Author: Hilary Spurling
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9781416540427
Available:
Release: 2010-06
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Presents a tribute to the life and work of the author known for her books portraying ordinary life in China, covering her fundamentalist upbringing, witness to the Boxer Rebellion, and two marriages.

The Good Earth

The Good Earth
Author: Pearl S. Buck,Stephanie Reents
Pages: 448
ISBN: 1416500189
Available:
Release: 2005-03-29
Editor: Pocket Classics
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A Chinese peasant overcomes the forces of nature and the frailties of human nature to become a wealthy landowner.

The Good Earth

The Good Earth
Author: Pearl Sydenstricker Buck
Pages: 357
ISBN: 1471147436
Available:
Release: 2016
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

When O-lan, a servant girl, marries the peasant Wang Lung, she toils tirelessly through four pregnancies for their family's survival. Reward at first is meagre, but there is sustenance in the land - until the famine comes. Half-starved, the family joins thousands of peasants to beg on the city streets. It seems that all is lost, until O-lan's desperate will to survive returns them home with undreamt of wealth. But they have betrayed the earth from which true wealth springs, and the family's money breeds only mistrust, deception - and heartbreak for the woman who had saved them. The Good Earthis a riveting family saga and story of female sacrifice - a classic of twentieth-century literature.

House of Earth

House of Earth
Author: Pearl Sydenstricker Buck
Pages: 783
ISBN: UOM:39015019381618
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Release: 1935
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Wang Lang, a simple peasant farmer takes as a wife a battered slave girl who becomes a indomitable, loyal woman. Working the land together they prosper and increase their holdings, yet Wang eventually betrays his family and neglects the earth he had worshipped.

Higher Education Its Function in Preserving and Extending Our Civilization

Higher Education  Its Function in Preserving and Extending Our Civilization
Author: William Torrey Harris
Pages: 15
ISBN: UOM:39015074141816
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Release: 1898
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The Good Earth Introduction to Earth Science

The Good Earth  Introduction to Earth Science
Author: David McConnell,David Steer,Katharine Owens,Catherine Knight
Pages: 529
ISBN: 0077270975
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Release: 2009-09-25
Editor: McGraw-Hill Education
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The Good Earth is the product of collaboration between the content rigor provided by Earth Science specialists (McConnell, Steer) and the results of research on learning as contributed by pedagogical experts (Knight, Owens). The Good Earth has been explicitly designed to be compatible with inquiry-based, active learning in the college classroom. The structural elements of this text will allow the instructor to incorporate these student-centered teaching methods into their Earth Science course. The authors have tested the book’s content and pedagogy in large Earth Science classes for non-majors that are populated with mostly freshmen. Their experiences show that the materials and methods in The Good Earth can improve students’ learning, increase daily attendance, reduce attrition, and increase students’ enthusiasm in comparison with classes taught following a traditional lecture format. The authors have chosen to emphasize three scientific themes throughout the text: i) scientific literacy; ii) Earth Science and the human experience; and, iii) the science of global change. The discussion of scientific methods is woven into the text throughout. They have included numerous examples of human interaction with the Earth that can serve as entry points for students to appreciate the nature of science. Global change is a theme that is evident in much current Earth Science research so our authors have used global change as a content theme throughout the book.

Peony

Peony
Author: Pearl S. Buck
Pages: 339
ISBN: 9781453263532
Available:
Release: 2012-08-21
Editor: Open Road Media
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A young Chinese woman falls in love with a Jewish man in nineteenth-century China in this evocative novel by the Nobel Prize–winning author of The Good Earth. In 1850s China, a young girl, Peony, is sold to work as a bondmaid for a rich Jewish family in Kaifeng. Jews have lived for centuries in this region of the country, but by the mid-nineteenth century, assimilation has begun taking its toll on their small enclave. When Peony and the family’s son, David, grow up and fall in love with one another, they face strong opposition from every side. Tradition forbids the marriage, and the family already has a rabbi’s daughter in mind for David. Long celebrated for its subtle and even-handed treatment of colliding traditions, Peony is an engaging coming-of-age story about love, identity, and the tragedy and beauty found at the intersection of two disparate cultures. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Pearl S. Buck including rare images from the author’s estate.

From the Good Earth

From the Good Earth
Author: Kris Kerrigan
Pages: 48
ISBN: 0970098804
Available:
Release: 2000
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Out of the Gobi

Out of the Gobi
Author: Weijian Shan
Pages: 496
ISBN: 9781119529491
Available:
Release: 2019-01-17
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Foreword by Janet Yellen Weijian Shan's Out of the Gobi is a powerful memoir and commentary that will be one of the most important books on China of our time, one with the potential to re-shape how Americans view China, and how the Chinese view life in America. Shan, a former hard laborer who is now one of Asia's best-known financiers, is thoughtful, observant, eloquent, and brutally honest, making him well-positioned to tell the story of a life that is a microcosm of modern China, and of how, improbably, that life became intertwined with America. Out of the Gobi draws a vivid picture of the raw human energy and the will to succeed against all odds. Shan only finished elementary school when Mao Zedong's Cultural Revolution tore his country apart. He was a witness to the brutality and absurdity of Mao’s policies during one of the most tumultuous eras in China’s history. Exiled to the Gobi Desert at age 15 and denied schooling for 10 years, he endured untold hardships without ever giving up his dream for an education. Shan’s improbable journey, from the Gobi to the “People’s Republic of Berkeley” and far beyond, is a uniquely American success story – told with a splash of humor, deep insight and rich and engaging detail. This powerful and personal perspective on China and America will inform Americans' view of China, humanizing the country, while providing a rare view of America from the prism of a keen foreign observer who lived the American dream. Says former Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen: “Shan’s life provides a demonstration of what is possible when China and the United States come together, even by happenstance. It is not only Shan’s personal history that makes this book so interesting but also how the stories of China and America merge in just one moment in time to create an inspired individual so unique and driven, and so representative of the true sprits of both countries.”