Vintage Hardcover Original Printing House of Earth Trilogy, The Good Earth, Sons, and A House Divided by Pearl S. Buck, 1935
Now known as The Good Earth Trilogy, this is the original version called House of Earth by Pearl S. Buck released in 1935.
House of 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 have 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.
This is a fascinating look at the world before the rise of Communist China.