Wang Lung, rising from humble Chinese farmer to wealthy landowner, gloried in the soil he worked. He held it above his family, even above his gods. But soon, between Wang Lung and the kindly soil that sustained him, came flood and drought, pestilence and revolution.... Through this one Chinese peasant and his children, Nobel Prize-winner Pearl S. Buck traces the whole cycle of life, its terrors, its passion, its persistent ambitions and its rewards. Her brilliant novel beloved by millions of readers throughout the world is a universal tale of the destiny of men. This great modern classic depicts life in China at a time before the vast political and social upheavals transformed an essentially agrarian country into a world power. Nobel Prize-winner Pearl S. Buck traces the whole cycle of life its terrors, its passions, its ambitions, and its rewards.
The New York Times A comment upon the meaning and tragedy of life as it is lived in any age in any quarter of the globe.
Pittsburgh Post Gazette One of the most important and revealing novels of our time.
Boston Transcript One need never have lived in China or know anything about the Chinese to understand it or respond to its appeal.