Pearl S. Buck

1892 - 1973

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Pearl Comfort Sydenstricker Buck (June 26, 1892 – March 6, 1973) was an American writer and novelist. She is best known for The Good Earth, the best-selling novel in the United States in 1931 and 1932 and which won her the Pulitzer Prize in 1932. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Pearl S. Buck has received more than 2,176,951 page views. Her biography is available in 106 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 102 in 2019). Pearl S. Buck is the 292nd most popular writer (down from 212th in 2019), the 254th most popular biography from United States (down from 180th in 2019) and the 23rd most popular American Writer.

Pearl S. Buck was a prolific writer of novels, short stories, and essays. She is most famous for her novel The Good Earth.

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  • 106

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  • 5.62

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Notable Works

Command the morning
The promise
Other gods
Dragon seed
Pavilion of women
Dans la Chine d'autrefois, le seul rôle dévolu aux femmes de riches était celui d'épouse et de mère. Ce rôle, la fine et intelligente Ailien Wu ne le supporte plus. Pour y échapper, elle se servira très adroitement des traditions, celles-là mêmes qui l'avaient liée pendant si longtemps. Pavillon de femmes est le roman de Pearl Buck qui fait le mieux comprendre ce qu'était l'ancestrale Chine des grandes familles, mais c'est aussi tout le drame des rapports de l'homme et de la femme à chaque âge de la vie.
The Good Earth


Among writers, Pearl S. Buck ranks 292 out of 7,302Before her are Paul Valéry, Philip K. Dick, Marcus Terentius Varro, Gerhart Hauptmann, Emily Dickinson, and Arthur C. Clarke. After her are Carl Spitteler, Colette, Sayyid Qutb, Anne Brontë, Jon Fosse, and Heinrich von Kleist.

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Among people born in 1892, Pearl S. Buck ranks 11Before her are Ivo Andrić, Walter Benjamin, Zita of Bourbon-Parma, Arthur Seyss-Inquart, Haile Selassie, and Alexander Alekhine. After her are Ryūnosuke Akutagawa, Louis de Broglie, Theodor Eicke, Oliver Hardy, Sepp Dietrich, and Engelbert Dollfuss. Among people deceased in 1973, Pearl S. Buck ranks 20Before her are Walter Ulbricht, J. Hans D. Jensen, Ivan Konev, Ludwig von Mises, John Ford, and Paavo Nurmi. After her are Henri Charrière, Max Horkheimer, Pablo Casals, Víctor Jara, Ferdinand Schörner, and Charles Greeley Abbot.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Pearl S. Buck ranks 254 out of 20,380Before her are Emily Greene Balch (1867), Jay Leno (1950), Barbra Streisand (1942), Emily Dickinson (1830), Robert Forster (1941), and Joe Pesci (1943). After her are George Gershwin (1898), Lee Van Cleef (1925), John Howard Northrop (1891), Dianne Wiest (1946), Ernest Lawrence (1901), and Pete Conrad (1930).

Among WRITERS In United States

Among writers born in United States, Pearl S. Buck ranks 23Before her are Herman Melville (1819), Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803), Arthur Miller (1915), Walt Whitman (1819), Philip K. Dick (1928), and Emily Dickinson (1830). After her are Gertrude Stein (1874), Coen brothers (null), David Woodard (1964), Henry Miller (1891), Ezra Pound (1885), and Louise Glück (1943).