The conclusion to Buck's celebrated Good Earth trilogy: the story of a man's return to a homeland embroiled in revolution On the eve of a popular rebellion, the Chinese government starts to crack down in cities across the country. Fleeing the turmoil, Wang Yuan, the son of a famous general and grandson of the patriarch of The Good Earth, leaves for America to study agriculture. When he returns to China six years later, he encounters a nation still in the grip of violent uprisings. Unprepared for the social upheaval, Wang is torn by the tensions between old traditions and new ways, and by his formidable family, whose struggles he hopes to solve. A reflective finale to Buck's groundbreaking and bestselling trilogy, A House Divided is a rich and unforgettable portrait of a family-and a nation-in transition.
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by Pearl S. Buck
by Christopher Husberg
by Francine Rivers
by Jonathan Catherman
by Brian Blount
by James Levesque
"The House of Earth trilogy, which starts with THE GOOD EARTH, is Buck's powerful portrayal of early twentieth-century China. This book ends the trilogy with the story of Wang Yuan, the grandson of the couple in the first book. The book stands on its own but would certainly be more meaningful after hearing the first two books. Yuan represents a young man of privilege as the Chinese culture is transforming due to the Western influences and political events of the 1930s. Adam Verner uses a clipped accent for the speech of the Chinese characters; for the character of Yuan he makes that accent a bit stronger. Further, he delivers Yuan's convictions as if they were his own. As a narrator, Verner sounds fully engaged in the story's events and the questions it poses. J.E.M. (c) AudioFile 2010, Portland, Maine"
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