The Good Earth by Pearl S. Buck

This novel tells the story of a poor farmer in rural China, who struggles to survive and prosper. Over time, he manages to build a life for himself and his family, eventually becoming a wealthy landowner. However, his newfound wealth and status lead to a moral decline, as he becomes disconnected from the land that gave him everything. The narrative explores themes of wealth, poverty, and the human connection to the earth.

The 337th greatest book of all time


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Total Points: 973

Since this book was first published in 1931, there is a penalty of 0%. The age adjusted score is 973.0.

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