A House Divided, the third volume of the trilogy that began with The Good Earth and Sons, is a powerful portrayal of China in the midst of revolution. Wang Yuan is caught between the opposing ideas of different generations. After 6 years abroad, Yuan returns to China in the middle of a peasant uprising. His cousin is a captain in the revolutionary army, his sister has scandalized the family by her premarital pregnancy, and his warlord father continues to cling to his traditional ideals. It is through Yuan's efforts that a kind of peace is restored to the family.
|Series:||Good Earth Trilogy Series , #3|
|Edition description:||Vol. 3 of the House of Earth Trilogy|
|Product dimensions:||5.50(w) x 8.52(h) x 1.04(d)|
|Lexile:||1380L (what's this?)|
|Age Range:||12 - 18 Years|
About the Author
Pearl S. Buck recreated the lives of ordinary Chinese people in The Good Earth, an overnight worldwide best-seller in 1932, later a blockbuster movie. Buck went on to become the first American woman to win the Nobel Prize for Literature. Long before anyone else, she foresaw China’s future as a superpower, and she recognized the crucial importance for both countries of China’s building a relationship with the United States. As a teenager she had witnessed the first stirrings of Chinese revolution, and as a young woman she narrowly escaped being killed in the deadly struggle between Chinese Nationalists and the newly formed Communist Party.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
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.
Had read The Good Earth many years ago! Reread Good Earth Trilogy Was certainly interesting to read the whole trilogy After all, all circumstances continue to evolve through time Went back and read Pearl Buck's life story and then a lot of China's history!
Better than I expected, but after The Good Earth, It was a hard standard to live up to.