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The Good Earth

  • Study Guide

The Good Earth is Pulitzer Prize-winning novel by Pearl S. Buck that was first published in 1931.

Summary

Read a Plot Overview of the entire book or a chapter by chapter Summary and Analysis.

Characters

See a complete list of the characters in The Good Earth and in-depth analyses of Wang Lung, O-lan, and Wang Lung’s oldest son.

Main Ideas

Here's where you'll find analysis about the book as a whole.

Quotes

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Teacher's Handbook

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