The Good Earth
In 1931, Buck published The Good Earth, her second and best-known book. The novel, a complex moral parable that draws heavily on Buck’s firsthand knowledge of Chinese culture, quickly gained an international reputation and won the Pulitzer Prize in 1932. Over the next few years, Buck wrote two sequels, Sons and A House Divided, but neither was as popular as The Good Earth. Buck also wrote biographies of her parents. Buck was awarded the Nobel Prize for literature in 1938, mainly in recognition of these biographies and The Good Earth.
In this unit, students will read the novel in class with my guidance. We will stop periodically for several quizzes that are in the format of questions to answer using the book and notes. The unit will culminate with a unit test. Use the questions and answers as study guides.