Peony

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Pearl S. Buck is a renowned American novelist and an author of yesteryear. Her name is still alive with several books that she has written. She originated from China and her writing was very much inspired by the Chinese culture. The Good Earth is a phenomenal novel written by the author. The novel went on to become the bestselling one in America in the year 1931 and 1932. The author also won the prestigious Pulitzer Prize for the mentioned novel. A House Divided is another brilliant novel from the author that came in 1935. The novel is part of the House of Earth trilogy and definitely the best among the three in the series.

Peony novel is categorized as a world literature classic by Pearl S. Buck. The narration of this novel was handled by Kirsten Potter and he did quite well in the capacity of the narrator.

The story is about young Peony who is sold for money in a rich Chinese household. She was sold as a bondmaid. This was a very weird and an awkward role in which Peony is more like a servant and far less like a daughter. As she grows up into a charming and lovely young lady, she fell in love with the only son of the family. But, all the traditions prevailing inhibit them to wed. How Peony resolves her love and devotion to the family gets nicely unfolded in this novel.

Pearl S. Buck is a top class author with several classical novels linked with World literature. She had worldwide fame for her writing. Moreover, the author also managed to win the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1938.



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