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Anybody else read this? I'm fairly close to finished, and although I'm loving the book, a fair few bits elicited a sniffle or two from me! I was absolutely heartbroken when WL took on a mistress and allowed that awful slave woman into his house.

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I read this book last year, and I loved it! I also felt a few tear prickling at a few parts.:D In my Research Writing class last winter, a girl in my class did her final paper on Pearl S. Buck and how The Good Earth is the most translated novel in the world. Our class's theme was Outlaw and Cult Authors...I wouldn't have put Buck in that category, but it makes sense considering both her tremendous following, and how often her book has been banned.

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Anybody else read this? I'm fairly close to finished, and although I'm loving the book, a fair few bits elicited a sniffle or two from me! I was absolutely heartbroken when WL took on a mistress and allowed that awful slave woman into his house.

 

Whoa, I've not seen this title in decades!

Really good reading, he sure spoiled that mistress, didn't he?

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That pesky mistress! :D

 

I actually wanted to slap her so badly. It always makes me so sad to read about poor, loyal women in China who get stomped upon (ok. or anywhere). My mum had a horrible time during the Cultural Revolution, and it makes me spit with anger when i even think about people being mean to her!

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Ah another old favourite! Lovely to see it mentioned.

Anyone read Pearl S Buck's Peony?

 

Another beauty!

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If Pearl Buck interests you still, I really enjoyed Pearl of China by Anchee Min. It is historical fiction written so well.

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I actually read this book in the 7th grade. The librarian had to find books for me because that year I tested at a college freshman reading level. Yes, I also wanted to slap the mistress, but I think what stuck with me the most in my impressionable years was the 'split upper lip'. I've carried chapstick on me ever since, no lie.

 

I completely forgot about this book until I came upon this thread.. Maybe I'll give one of his other books a whirl!

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I'm about three-quarters through this now and really enjoying it. I really feel for O-lan. Talk about over worked and under appreciated!! :Tantrum:

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