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Title: The Good Earth
Author: Pearl S. Buck
ISBN: 978-0-195854-59-6
Genre: Adventure
Level: 4
Module: Getting along with others
Cultures of the world
Home and neighbourhood

When Wang Lung goes to collect his new wife, a slave from the great House of Hwang, the gatekeeper laughs at him. However, it will not be long before even the gatekeeper treats Wang Lung with respect. One day, Wang Lung himself will be master of the House of Hwang.

This is the story of a poor farmer from the north of China, who lives through famine and flood, war and revolution, to become the head of the greatest family in town.

Pearl S. Buck was born in the United States at the end of the nineteenth century, but grew up in China, and learned to speak Chinese before English. She wrote over eighty books, many of which are about China and its people.

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