A House Divided [NOOK Book]

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The conclusion to Buck’s celebrated Good Earth trilogy: the story of a man’s return to a homeland embroiled in revolution

On the eve of a popular rebellion, the Chinese government starts to crack down in cities across the country. Fleeing the turmoil, Wang Yuan, the son of a famous general and grandson of the patriarch of The Good Earth, leaves for America to study agriculture. When he returns to China six years later, he encounters a nation ...
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A House Divided

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Overview


The conclusion to Buck’s celebrated Good Earth trilogy: the story of a man’s return to a homeland embroiled in revolution

On the eve of a popular rebellion, the Chinese government starts to crack down in cities across the country. Fleeing the turmoil, Wang Yuan, the son of a famous general and grandson of the patriarch of The Good Earth, leaves for America to study agriculture. When he returns to China six years later, he encounters a nation still in the grip of violent uprisings. Unprepared for the social upheaval, Wang is torn by the tensions between old traditions and new ways, and by his formidable family, whose struggles he hopes to solve.
 
A reflective finale to Buck’s groundbreaking and bestselling trilogy, A House Divided is a rich and unforgettable portrait of a family—and a nation—in transition.
 
This ebook features an illustrated biography of Pearl S. Buck including rare images from the author’s estate.
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A House Divided is built around China in revolution and the conflict between the young and old generations…..a rich and illuminating book.
—The New York Times

"The House of Earth trilogy, which starts with THE GOOD EARTH, is Buck’s powerful portrayal of early twentieth-century China. This book ends the trilogy with the story of Wang Yuan, the grandson of the couple in the first book. The book stands on its own but would certainly be more meaningful after hearing the first two books. Yuan represents a young man of privilege as the Chinese culture is transforming due to the Western influences and political events of the 1930s. Adam Verner uses a clipped accent for the speech of the Chinese characters; for the character of Yuan he makes that accent a bit stronger. Further, he delivers Yuan’s convictions as if they were his own. As a narrator, Verner sounds fully engaged in the story’s events and the questions it poses." 
J.E.M. © AudioFile Portland, Maine

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781453263488
  • Publisher: Open Road Media
  • Publication date: 8/21/2012
  • Series: The Good Earth Trilogy , #3
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 353
  • Sales rank: 119,914
  • File size: 12 MB
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Meet the Author


Pearl S. Buck (1892–1973) was a bestselling and Nobel Prize–winning author. Her classic novel The Good Earth (1931) was awarded a Pulitzer Prize and William Dean Howells Medal. Born in Hillsboro, West Virginia, Buck was the daughter of missionaries and spent much of the first half of her life in China, where many of her books are set. In 1934, civil unrest in China forced Buck back to the United States. Throughout her life she worked in support of civil and women’s rights, and established Welcome House, the first international, interracial adoption agency. In addition to her highly acclaimed novels, Buck wrote two memoirs and biographies of both of her parents. For her body of work, Buck received the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1938, the first American woman to have done so. She died in Vermont. 
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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 3, 2001

    I could really relate to the main character

    This is the third and final book in the Good Earth trilogy, and while it's not quite as powerful as The Good Earth, it is interesting for any university student trying to figure the world out, or anyone caught between two cultures. I could definitely see some of myself in the main character.

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  • Posted August 24, 2009

    Not as Good as the the First but....

    Better than I expected, but after The Good Earth, It was a hard standard to live up to.

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