Pearl S. Buck

Pearl S. Buck
Vital Statistics
 Name: Pearl Sydenstricker Buck
 Pen/other names: John Sedges
 Country of Origin: United States of America
 Occupations: Teacher
 Year born: 1892
 Year died: 1973
 Age: 81
 ISNI: 0000 0001 2143 5319
 LCNA: n79026662
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Original Curator: MaryC

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. In 1938, she was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature "for her rich and truly epic descriptions of peasant life in China and for her biographical masterpieces".  She was the first American woman to win the Nobel Prize for Literature.

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(93 listed)
The Eternal Wonder: A Novel
Pearl S. Buck - The Eternal Wonder
Lost for forty years, a new novel by the author of The Good Earth

Thema Categories: Classic Literature & Fiction, Classic Literature
Published in: English
Editions available: 3
The Woman Who Was Changed and Other Stories
Pearl S. Buck - The Woman Who Was Changed and Other Stories
Six short stories and one novella center on one basic thematic concern: the outsider who, uncomfortable in the role society has imposed upon him, struggles to define his own existence

Thema Categories: Classic Literature & Fiction, Classic Literature
Published in: English
Editions available: 1
The Lovers and Other Stories
Pearl S. Buck - The Lovers and Other Stories
This new collection of stories reveals once again why Pearl S. Buck continues to be one of the world’s best-loved authors. Each one illustrates her special insights into the subtleties of the human heart.

Thema Categories: Classic Literature, Classic Literature & Fiction
Published in: English
Editions available: 2
The Rainbow
Pearl S. Buck - The Rainbow
from the dust cover: "In her long and prolific writing career, Pearl S. Buck had intimate experience of the theater as well as of book and magazine publishing, as the author of two Broadway plays and a partner in a...

Thema Categories: Classic Literature & Fiction
Published in: English
Editions available: 3
Words of Love
Pearl S. Buck - Words of Love

Published in: English
Editions available: 2
All Under Heaven
Pearl S. Buck - All Under Heaven
Pearl S. Buck combines her beloved China and native America in a sensitive drama of human relationships and conflicting emotions in a world of changing attitudes. Malcolm MacNeil, an American diplomat is forced to leave Peking when the Communists take...

Thema Categories: Classic Literature & Fiction
Published in: English
Editions available: 2
A Gift For The Children
 Elaine Scull - Pearl S. Buck - A Gift For The Children
An illustrated treasury of stories for kids, including two Christmas tales, from the beloved Pulitzer and Nobel Prize–winning author of The Good Earth.

Thema Categories: Children's / Teenage fiction: Classic fiction, Age groups: children
Published in: English
Editions available: 3
Mrs Starling's Problem
Leslie Morrill - Pearl S. Buck - Mrs Starling's Problem
While being interviewed by two young reporters, an elderly female poet reflects on the emotional experiences that inspired her works

Thema Categories: Children's / Teenage fiction: Classic fiction
Published in: English
Editions available: 1
The Goddess Abides
Pearl S. Buck - The Goddess Abides
A widow’s New England peace is interrupted by her feelings for two brilliant men, one much younger and the other quite older—and the dilemma of choosing between them

Thema Categories: Classic Literature & Fiction, Classic Literature
Published in: English
Editions available: 3
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Country of Origin: United States of America
Contribution(s): 93
Occupation(s): Teacher