The second installment in Pearl S. Buck's acclaimed Good Earth trilogy: the powerful story of three brothers whose greed will bring their family to the brink of ruin.
Sons begins where The Good Earth ended: revolution is sweeping through China. Wang Lung is on his deathbed in the house of his fathers, and his three sons stand ready to inherit his hard-won estate. One son has taken the family's wealth for granted and become a landlord; another is a thriving merchant and moneylender; and the youngest, an ambitious general, is destined to be a leader in the country. Through all his life's changes, Wang did not anticipate that each son would hunger to sell his beloved land for maximum profit.
At once a tribute to early Chinese fiction, a saga of family dissension, and a depiction of the clashes between old and new, Sons is a vivid and compelling masterwork of fiction.
as usual Pearl buck does not disappoint a wonderful study of Human nature. enjoy! beautiful.
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An excellent continuation to the first book. The narrator is excellent and allow you to drawn to the characters. Learnt a lot of China's past.Highly recommended.
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The calm voice tells the story with this in ride compassion for the members of the party surviving what was unsurviable
not exactly what I was expecting but I will read the next in the series anyway and see what happens
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