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Buck, Pearl S. (Pearl Sydenstricker) 1892-1973

Works: 2,178 works in 11,124 publications in 36 languages and 167,094 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Domestic fiction  History  Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Historical fiction  Juvenile works  Political fiction  Drama  Film adaptations 
Roles: Author, Translator, Librettist, Author of introduction, Editor, Bibliographic antecedent, Other, Contributor, Creator, Interviewee, Speaker, Honoree, Dedicatee, Compiler, Correspondent
Classifications: PS3503.U198, 813.52
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Most widely held works about Pearl S Buck
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Most widely held works by Pearl S Buck
The good earth by Pearl S Buck( Book )
468 editions published between 1931 and 2013 in 7 languages and held by 12,909 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Wang Lang, a simple peasant farmer takes as a wife a battered slave girl who becomes a indomitable, loyal woman. Working the land together they prosper and increase their holdings, yet Wang eventually betrays his family and neglects the earth he had worshipped
Dragon seed by Pearl S Buck( Book )
183 editions published between 1929 and 2012 in 17 languages and held by 3,721 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
When the Japanese take Nanking, Ling Tan and his family must adjust to the changes in their lives and become guerilla fighters
Imperial woman by Pearl S Buck( Book )
125 editions published between 1955 and 2013 in 14 languages and held by 3,657 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Fictionized biography of Tzu-hsi, the last empress of China, who was known as "Old Buddha."
Pavilion of women by Pearl S Buck( Book )
158 editions published between 1946 and 2012 in 18 languages and held by 3,620 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
From the author of The Good Earth comes the story of Madame Wu, a woman whose surprising decision to retire from married life and select a concubine for her husband upsets her extended household
Mandala by Pearl S Buck( Book )
95 editions published between 1970 and 2007 in 13 languages and held by 3,330 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Jagat, a prince in the Indian government before 1960, falls in love with an American, and the two search for their own identity in the new country."
The living reed by Pearl S Buck( Book )
77 editions published between 1963 and 2013 in 11 languages and held by 3,181 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A novel of a family living in Korea from the era of Queen Min to the end of World War II
The big wave by Pearl S Buck( Book )
64 editions published between 1947 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 3,059 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
His family and village swept away by a tidal wave, Jiya learns to live with the ever-present dangers from the sea and volcano
The three daughters of Madame Liang by Pearl S Buck( Book )
80 editions published between 1968 and 2011 in 10 languages and held by 2,961 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Restaurant owner Madam Liang, having sent her three daughters to America to be educated and to escape the coming Communist revolution in China, refuses herself to flee to safety even though her decision could end her life
Peony by Pearl S Buck( Book )
186 editions published between 1948 and 2013 in 13 languages and held by 2,897 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The life of a bondservant is inextricably related to the Jewish family she serves in this historic novel of K'aifeng Jews in the early 1800s
East wind, west wind by Pearl S Buck( Book )
515 editions published between 1930 and 2013 in 22 languages and held by 2,831 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The story is told from the eyes of a traditional Chinese girl, Kwei-lan, married to a Chinese man, a medical doctor, educated abroad. A girl from a traditional upper class home is given in an arranged marriage to a man who has traveled in the western lands and learned European/American ways. Love slowly develops between them as she tries to adapt her cloistered upbringing and traditions to his modern ideas
Sons by Pearl S Buck( Book )
197 editions published between 1931 and 2013 in 16 languages and held by 2,804 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Sons is about the differences between three generations. Wang Lung died peacefully in the beginning. The story continued with the three different kinds of life that his three sons led. All of the three sons were concisely portrayed, with a slight emphasis on the third, Wang the Tiger. He rose slowly to the position of a warlord. In order to pass his position to his son as he was growing old, he sent his son to a military school to learn western war techniques. However, his sons turned against him by joining the New Revolutionary Army which was against all old lords
A house divided by Pearl S Buck( Book )
161 editions published between 1930 and 2012 in 14 languages and held by 2,438 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A HOUSE DIVIDED is the third volume of Pearl S. Buck's trilogy that began with THE GOOD EARTH and SONS--a powerful portrayal of China in the midst of revolution. "A HOUSE DIVIDED is built around China in revolution and the conflict between the young and old generations ... a rich an illuminating book.--The New York Times
Kinfolk by Pearl S Buck( Book )
72 editions published between 1948 and 2013 in 13 languages and held by 2,336 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Scenes are modern Manhattan and China. The story stresses Biracial problems and Binational cultures
Letter from Peking : a novel by Pearl S Buck( Book )
126 editions published between 1957 and 2013 in 11 languages and held by 2,317 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
At the outbreak of war, a half-Chinese man sends his family back to America, beginning an absence punctuated only by his letters, and a son who must make sense of his mixed-race ancestry alone. Elizabeth and Gerald MacLeod are happily married in China, bringing up their young son, Rennie. But when war breaks out with Japan, Gerald, who is half-Chinese, decides to send his wife and son back to America while he stays behind. In Vermont, Elizabeth longingly awaits his letters, but the Communists have forbidden him from sending international mail. Over time, both the silences and complications grow more painful: Gerald has taken up a new love and teenager Rennie struggles with his mixed-race heritage in America
The good earth by Pearl S Buck( Recording )
47 editions published between 1931 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 2,204 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"This Pulitzer Prize-winning classic tells the poignant tale of a Chinese farmer and his family in old agrarian China. The humble Wang Lung glories in the soil he works, nurturing the land as it nurtures him and his family. Nearby, the nobles of the House of Hwang consider themselves above the land and its workers; but they will soon meet their own downfall. Hard times come upon Wang Lung and his family when flood and drought force them to seek work in the city. The working people riot, breaking into the homes of the rich and forcing them to flee. When Wang Lung shows mercy to one noble and is rewarded, he begins to rise in the world, even as the House of Hwang falls"--Publisher's web site
The patriot by Pearl S Buck( Book )
55 editions published between 1939 and 2013 in English and Dutch and held by 2,140 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Story of a young Chinese revolutionist and his experiences in Japan and China
The exile by Pearl S Buck( Book )
124 editions published between 1936 and 1992 in 13 languages and held by 2,096 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A biography of the author's mother
The story Bible by Pearl S Buck( Book )
45 editions published between 1971 and 2003 in 8 languages and held by 2,029 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Retells the Old Testament stories from the Bible in the language of today
The new year; a novel by Pearl S Buck( Book )
59 editions published between 1968 and 2014 in 8 languages and held by 1,992 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Set in the United States and in Korea. A woman brings back her husband's illegitimate son from Korea
The mother by Pearl S Buck( Book )
95 editions published between 1934 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,839 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
“Buck has never done better work than this. By a great gift of intuition she has entered into the mind, heart and spirit of the Chinese peasant woman and revealed the permanent values of life.” —TheTimes Literary Supplement Dickensian in its epic sweep, one of Buck’s finest novels centers on an unnamed peasant woman in pre-revolutionary China. Without warning, her restless husband abandons her. Shamed by the experience, she is left to work the land, raise their three children on her own, and care for her aging mother-in-law. To save face with her neighbors, she pretends her husband is traveling, and sends letters to herself signed in his name. Surrounded by poverty, despair, and a growing web of lies meant to protect the family, her children grow up and enter society with only the support of their mother’s unbreakable will. An unforgettable story of one woman’s strength and a remarkable fable about the role of mothers, this novel is a powerful achievement by a master of twentieth-century fiction. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Pearl S. Buck including rare images from the author’s estate
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Alternative Names

controlled identity Sedges, John, 1892-1973

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Pak, Pērl Es 1892-1973
Sai, Chen-chu 1892-1973
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Sydenstricker, Pearl Comfort 1892-1973
Walsh, Pearl Sydenstricker Buck
Walsh, Pearl Sydenstricker Buck 1892-1973
Walsh, Richard-John, 1892-1973
Бак, П. С., 1892-1973
Бак, Пэрл, 1892-1973
באק, פרל, 1892-1973
בוק, פירל
בוק, פירל ס.
בוק, פירל ס 1892־1973
בוק, פירל ס. (פירל סײדנסטריקר), 1892־1973
בוק, פרל
סידנסטריקר, פרל
بك، بيرل
بك، بيرل، 1892-1973
بيرل باك، 1892-1973
بيك، بيرل، 1892-1973
バック, パール
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布克夫人, 1892-1973
赛, 珍珠 1892-1973
赛珍珠, 1892-1973
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