Buck, Pearl S.
The Good Earth
Hard Cover. New York: The John Day Company, 1931. First Edition. Very Good.
First edition, first printing. The rare first issue with "flees" for "fleas" and "John Day Publishing" on copyright page and with top edge stained brown. Bound in the publisher's golden brown cloth. A very good copy, with wear to the spine ends, rubbing to the spine label, some rubbing to the corners, spine starting to crack throughout the text block, although still fully intact, with a former owner's signature in black ink on the front pastedown, otherwise clean pages. The Good Earth is Pearl Buck's second novel, for which she won the Pulitzer Prize in 1932. The plot is set in China, where Buck spent her childhood, and tells the story of a farmer, Wang Lung, and his family. The Good Earth was republished as a trilogy along with its sequels Sons and A House Divided under the title House of Earth in 1935. The Good Earth helped earn Buck the 1938 Nobel Prize for Literature, which she received "for her rich and truly epic descriptions of peasant life in China and for her biographical masterpieces."
Item #PSB006 Price: $350.00