The Good Earth by Pearl S. Buck

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The moving story of the honest farmer Wang Lung and his selfless wife O-lan, in which the author presents a graphic view of a China when the last emperor reigned and the vast political and social upheavals of the twentieth century were but distant rumblings for ordinary people. It is a universal tale about the destiny of man.

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The 256th greatest fiction book of all time

This book is on the following lists:

  1. - 21st on Koen Book Distributors Top 100 Books of the Past Century (
  2. - 95th on Top 100 World Literature Titles (Perfection Learning)
  3. - The 100 Greatest American Novels, 1893 – 1993 (Jeff O'Neal at
  4. - Pulitzer Prize for Fiction (Pulitzer Prize)
  5. - Masterpieces of World Literature (Frank N. Magill)
  6. - The Book of Great Books: A Guide to 100 World Classics (Book)
  7. - 48 Good Books (University of Buffalo)

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