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ISBN: 1559210338
Author: Pearl S. Buck
Language: English
Publisher: Moyer Bell and its subsidiaries; 1 edition (January 1, 2006)
Pages: 384
Category: Fantasy
Subcategory: Fantasy
Rating: 4.8
Votes: 636
Size Fb2: 1204 kb
Size ePub: 1728 kb
Size Djvu: 1848 kb
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view Kindle eBook view Audible audiobook. Mrs. Buck has an uncanny way of foreshadowing incidents and facts that makes one have to keep turning the page to follow the wonderful, heartbreaking progress of Lin Tan and his extended family during the horrendous Rape of Nanking during WWII.

Dragon Seed is a novel by Pearl S. Buck first published in 1942. It describes the lives of Chinese peasants in a village outside Nanjing, China immediately prior to and during the Japanese invasion in 1937. Some characters seek protection in the city while others become collaborators. This story focuses less on the details of the attack and more on the characters’ reactions to the events in Nanking

This ebook features an illustrated biography of Pearl S. Buck including rare images from the author’s estate. History & Fiction, Romance & Love.

This novel from the Nobel Prize-winning author of "The Good Earth" and "Dragon Seed" tells the story of an American-Chinese family separated by the communist revolution in China, as they struggle to overcome difficulties and the prejudices a family of mixed blood must face. History & Fiction. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Pearl S.

Pearl Sydenstricker Buck (June 26, 1892 – March 6, 1973; also known by her Chinese name Sai Zhenzhu; Chinese: 赛珍珠) was an American writer and novelist. As the daughter of missionaries, Buck spent most of her life before 1934 in Zhenjiang, China. Her novel The Good Earth was the best-selling fiction book in the United States in 1931 and 1932 and won the Pulitzer Prize in 1932

Dragon Seed: A Novel of China at War. by Pearl S. Buck. A New York Times–bestselling historical novel about the Japanese invasion of Nanking from the author of The Good Earth.

Dragon Seed: A Novel of China at War. Farmer Liang Tan knows only a quiet, traditional life in his remote Chinese farming community.

Dragon Seed: The Story of China at War (Oriental Novels of Pearl S. Buck). Read books for free from anywhere and from any device. Buck, Pearl S. Read online. Listen to books in audio format instead of reading.

Pearl S. Buck is no longer with us, but her words are as moving as when she wrote them. She spent much of her life as a child with her missionary parents in China, and the time during her first marriage was also spent in country. Most of her writing, both fiction and non, were about the peasant farmers of China.

One of the more political novels from the pen of Pearl Buck, Dragon Seed brings to light the tragedy of the Japanese invasion and occupation of mainland China during WWII

One of the more political novels from the pen of Pearl Buck, Dragon Seed brings to light the tragedy of the Japanese invasion and occupation of mainland China during WWII. Centering her story around the fictional family of Ling Tan, Buck recreates the hea. The Child Who Never Grew. Buck · James A. Michener.

Pulitzer Prize-winning author Pearl Buck wrote over 20 novels during her lifetime. Adapted into a film starring Katherine Hepburn, Buck’s novel Dragon Seed tells of the Chinese experience during the brutal Japanese invasion of Nanking in 1937. Here are 14 of her best historical fiction novels. Farmer Liang Tan hopes that good behavior will preserve the peace between his village and the newly-arrived soldiers, but his hopes are quickly dashed when things devolve into serious violence. Beyond exploring one of the most brutal (and often overlooked) war crimes of the 20th century, Dragon Seed also illuminates the story of the Chinese resistance.

The story of Tzu Hsi is the story of the last empress in China. In the novel, Nobel Prize Winner, Pearl S. Buck recreates the life of one of the most interesting rulers during a time of intense turbulence.   Pearl S. Buck's knowledge of and fascination with the Empresses' life are contagious. She reveals the essence of this self-involved and infamous last empress, at the same time she takes the reader through China's struggle for freedom and democracy.

Comments:

Malien
This is a brilliant, Nobel Prize-winning novel centered on a Chinese family of peasant farmers during the Japanese occupation of China in the late 1930s.
Lin Tang and his family originally believe that things will be fine as long as they remain apolitical and tend to their crops. Things change, however, once they are confronted by the cruelty of the occupiers.
With her simple but beautiful prose and extensive knowledge of Chinese history and culture ( she was the daughter of Christian missionaries in China) Pearl Buck expertly portrays the family life and traditions of the Chinese peasant as well as the history of the Chinese resistance during the war.
I had read and loved The Good Earth many years ago but somehow never read any of her other works. I'm glad I finally got around to reading Dragon Seed which I actually feel is a better, more exciting book.
Weetont
I read "The Good Earth" when I was 20, again at 30, again at 40, again at 50, again at 64. Sometime during those 40+ years, I discovered all the others. This is not the best book she ever wrote, but the 1-star, entirely negative review was too harsh. I am not putting this at the top of my Buck's favorites list, but it's still worth reading. The more you read, the more you learn. It has a lot of truth in it. It's not anti-Japanese. It has facts. So the plot is a bit weak at the end, but still I finished it, and I have no complaints at all. One final point to the negative reviewer. "Bad writing" is NOT contagious. I am a writer, an accomplished, published one. I still think this book is better than what I have done. So to the reviewer who says he/she is a writer, shame on you. If you don't have your own solid style by now, then go find one, and don't blame your bad writing on Buck because you read this book. She was one of the greatest writers of the past century.
Ieregr
A beautiful, heart wrenching novel about a simple farming family in China whose life is totally decimated by the invasion of the Japanese. It really gives the reader a good insight into what was happening in Asia before the USA was affected by the bombing of Pearl Harbor. Pearl S. Buck is hard to beat, obviously, but you will find yourself surprised at the level of emotion you develop for this family from such a different culture and way of life. It transports you to a different country in a different time and the descriptions and simplicity are beautiful. This is a must read, in my opinion,for everyone.
Bulace
In this superb novel, Pearl Buck portrays a traditional culture with such wisdom and understanding, that it made me reflect on my life (New York, cosmopolitan). I will never change it for anything, It’s what I know and love – well, used to – but I did get a clear picture, not always a flattering one, but an honest one, of the strong sense of family and love of the land; maybe there is something to be said of close, if sometimes claustrophobic, family ties and simple peasant values and wisdom?

What a great humanitarian Ms. Buck is, I say is because as long as her books are read, she is alive and eloquent in her call for universal understanding.

Dragon Seed moves, like the China before communism, at a slow and deliberate pace, although it’s never boring. Mrs. Buck has an uncanny way of foreshadowing incidents and facts that makes one have to keep turning the page to follow the wonderful, heartbreaking progress of Lin Tan and his extended family during the horrendous “Rape of Nanking” during WWII.

Memorable.
Urllet
I admire and enjoy Pearl S. Buck's writing. From the Good Earth, read as a young adult, to reading this book in my retirement years, I find that Buck makes the society and Chinese culture real. The historical background of this book provides a great path toward understanding the Chinese culture now. I bought it as a Kindle book with audible app. It's hard to put it down and find myself reading on, even after I've turned off the audible feature. I recommend this book especially to those who like to learn about the history of a culture.
Tiainar
This is an excellent story of how one family lived and survived during an horrendous war. You get to know the members of the family and their reactions to a terrible situation. It tells the story without graphic gore.
CONVERSE
Absolutely one of the best books ever and over the years have read it 3 times. I am about the start The Living Reed by Buck for the 2nd time, The Good EArth-2 times. Buck had a style of her own-poetry with words. Her books are studies of the human condition in the set circumstances. Since reading Peony 50 years ago and reading every book of hers I can find, I have been inspired to go to China, which I just did and Japan is next. this year, Pearl Buck and James Michener have inspired me to see the planet, whicn I have done, And both from Bucks County Pennsylvania!
It provided a glimpse into the lives and times of people in another country and culture; a man with three sons and a daughter. It's a story of family tradition going back centuries and how they lived off the land as their ancestors had and how their peaceful existence was abruptly halted by war & deprivation, how they continued to believe and follow a peaceful path during a difficult occupation and fight back with few resources except raw courage to oppose their aggressors.

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