Sons
Pearl S. Buck

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Narrated By: Adam Verner

Duration: 13 hours and 58 minutes

What to expect

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.

Genre

Classic fiction, Fiction: general and literary, Generational sagas

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“[With Sons] Buck has enriched her wide canvas.”

New York Times

“[Buck] did for the working people of twentieth-century China something of what Dickens had done for London’s nineteenth-century poor.”