Pearl S. Buck

1892 - 1973

Pearl S. Buck

Pearl Sydenstricker Buck (June 26, 1892 – March 6, 1973; also known by her Chinese name Sai Zhenzhu; Chinese: 赛珍珠) was an American writer and novelist. As the daughter of missionaries, Buck spent most of her life before 1934 in Zhenjiang, China. Her novel The Good Earth was the best-selling fiction book in the United States in 1931 and 1932 and won the Pulitzer Prize in 1932. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Pearl S. Buck has received more than 1,213,375 page views. Her biography is available in 96 different languages on Wikipedia making her the 215th most popular writer.

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  • 96

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  • 4.86

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Among writers, Pearl S. Buck ranks 213 out of 4,883Before her are Mario Vargas Llosa, Henry David Thoreau, Adam Mickiewicz, Alice Munro, Ahmad ibn Hanbal, and C. S. Lewis. After her are Sallust, Anacreon, Frédéric Mistral, Halldór Laxness, Nikos Kazantzakis, and Lou Andreas-Salomé.

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Among people born in 1892, Pearl S. Buck ranks 9Before her are Francisco Franco, Ivo Andrić, Walter Benjamin, Haile Selassie, Louis de Broglie, and Manfred von Richthofen. After her are Arthur Seyss-Inquart, Zita of Bourbon-Parma, J. Paul Getty, Alexander Alekhine, Oliver Hardy, and Sepp Dietrich. Among people deceased in 1973, Pearl S. Buck ranks 12Before her are Salvador Allende, Erich von Manstein, Lyndon B. Johnson, Gustaf VI Adolf of Sweden, Fulgencio Batista, and İsmet İnönü. After her are Henri Charrière, John Ford, Paavo Nurmi, Walter Ulbricht, Ludwig von Mises, and Max Horkheimer.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Pearl S. Buck ranks 171 out of 12,171Before her are Gregory Peck (1916), Louis Sullivan (1856), Johnny Depp (1963), Patti Smith (1946), Ted Bundy (1946), and Gloria Stuart (1910). After her are Richard Gere (1949), Buster Keaton (1895), Rita Hayworth (1918), Lee Harvey Oswald (1939), Tom Cruise (1962), and Frederick Winslow Taylor (1856).

Among WRITERS In United States

Among writers born in United States, Pearl S. Buck ranks 19Before her are Ray Bradbury (1920), Dale Carnegie (1888), Coen brothers (null), J. D. Salinger (1919), Walt Whitman (1819), and Henry David Thoreau (1817). After her are Philip K. Dick (1928), Henry Miller (1891), Ezra Pound (1885), Jack Kerouac (1922), Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803), and Arthur Miller (1915).