Pearl S. Buck

1892 - 1973

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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. In October 1892, her family took the 4-month-old baby girl to China. As the daughter of missionaries to China, and later as a missionary herself, Buck spent most of her life before 1934 in Zhenjiang. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Pearl S. Buck has received more than 1,549,277 page views. Her biography is available in 100 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 96 in 2019). Pearl S. Buck is the 198th most popular writer (up from 213th in 2019), the 167th most popular biography from United States (up from 171st in 2019) and the 18th 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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Among writers, Pearl S. Buck ranks 198 out of 5,794Before her are Lucian, Sigrid Undset, Mario Vargas Llosa, Saadi Shirazi, Arthur C. Clarke, and Coen brothers. After her are Dr. Seuss, Lu Xun, Stanisław Lem, Roald Dahl, Henri Charrière, and Quintilian.

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Among people born in 1892, Pearl S. Buck ranks 9Before her are Francisco Franco, Haile Selassie, Louis de Broglie, Walter Benjamin, Manfred von Richthofen, and Ivo Andrić. After her are Arthur Seyss-Inquart, Zita of Bourbon-Parma, Oliver Hardy, Alexander Alekhine, Theodor Eicke, and Sepp Dietrich. Among people deceased in 1973, Pearl S. Buck ranks 11Before her are David Ben-Gurion, Salvador Allende, Erich von Manstein, Lyndon B. Johnson, Gustaf VI Adolf of Sweden, and Fulgencio Batista. After her are Henri Charrière, Ivan Konev, Abebe Bikila, Walter Ulbricht, Max Horkheimer, and Ludwig von Mises.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Pearl S. Buck ranks 167 out of 15,968Before her are John Williams (1932), George Gershwin (1898), John Rawls (1921), Buzz Aldrin (1930), Samuel Colt (1814), and Coen brothers (null). After her are Dr. Seuss (1904), Thomas Kuhn (1922), John Cage (1912), Bernie Sanders (1941), Tom Selleck (1945), and Peter Falk (1927).

Among WRITERS In United States

Among writers born in United States, Pearl S. Buck ranks 18Before her are H. P. Lovecraft (1890), William Faulkner (1897), Ray Bradbury (1920), Herman Melville (1819), Dale Carnegie (1888), and Coen brothers (null). After her are Dr. Seuss (1904), Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803), Walt Whitman (1819), Emily Dickinson (1830), Philip K. Dick (1928), and Henry Miller (1891).