New York: The Modern Library #15, 1962. Reprint. Cloth. 12mo, green cloth with gold lettering on labels on spine & front cover, archival mylar-protected pictorial dust jacket (unclipped) with brown silhouettes of peasants about to work paddies, gray pictorial ML endpapers, publisher's black topstain; 313 pages. Fine / Near Fine. Item #7803
Pearl Buck (1892 – 1973) was an American writer and novelist. As the daughter of missionaries, Buck spent most of her life before 1934 in Zhenjiang, China.
She wrote The Good Earth (1931) in Nanking shortly before the Japanese brutally occupied that city. Her novel was the best-selling fiction book in the United States in 1931 and 1932 and won the Pulitzer Prize in 1932.
In 1938, she became the first American woman to be awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature "for her rich and truly epic descriptions of peasant life in China and for her biographical masterpieces."
ATTRACTIVE reprint of the first edition award-winning novel in this handy format. Solid and clean copy. Dust jacket (unclipped) is in remarkably clean and complete condition. It has slight wear to its margins, else is in fine condition for its vintage.
An Exceptional copy internally and externally of a handy Modern Library edition, which were normally much abused by readers, so Scarce in this tight, bright, clean condition. Toledano's Guide (p.176) places the inside dust jacket number of "408" indicates publication about 1962 and not the copyright date of 1944.
Pearl Buck was the first American woman to win the Novel Prize for Literature.