The Good Earth


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Title: The Good Earth

Author: Pearl S. Buck

Genre: Novel (parable)

Language: English

Published: 1931

Narrator: Third-person narrator

Setting: 1890s-1930s, Anhwei, China, southern city of Nanking

Point-of-view: Though a third-person narrator is used, Wang Lung’s thoughts, actions, and feelings are described. The simple but powerful language used is reminiscent of the Bible, especially its parables.

Protagonist: Wang Lung

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