Pearl S. Buck – The Good Earth – First UK Edition – 1931 –
A first edition, first printing published by Methuen in 1931. A near fine book without inscriptions with some light spotting to the page edge. In a near fine wrapper which has a small hole to the rear fold. Some light wear to the edges. The Good Earth won the Pulitzer Prize for the author. It has retained its popularity and become one of the great modern classics. In The Good Earth she presents a graphic view of a China when the last emperor reigned and the vast political and social upheavals of the twentieth century were but distant rumblings for the ordinary people. This moving, classic story of the honest farmer Wang Lung and his selfless wife O-lan is must reading for those who want to fully appreciate the sweeping changes that have occurred in the lives of the Chinese people during this century. Rare.