Buck, Pearl S., 1892-1973.
Birth name: Pearl Comfort Sydenstricker.
American author born in Hillsboro, West Virginia and raised in Zhenjiang, China. Married to
agricultural economist John Lossing Buck and later to publisher Richard J. Walsh. Best known for
her novels of China. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for the Novel (1932), the William Dean Howells
Medal (1935) and the Nobel Prize for Literature (1938).
The Good Earth. 1931.
The life story of Wang Lung, an initially poor Chinese peasant whom circumstances and the
canniness of his wife O Lan raise to wealth. Adapted to film in 1937. Followed by sequels,
Sons (1932) and
A House Divided (1935).
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