Order of Pearl S. Buck Books
Pearl S. Buck (1892–1973) was an American author of literary fiction, non-fiction and children’s books. She won the Pulitzer Prize and the William Dean Howells Medal for her novel The Good Earth. Pearl was the daughter of American missionaries and spent much of her early life in China, which is where she set the majority of her novels and wrote about in non-fiction books. Following civil unrest in China, Buck returned to the United States in 1934. She also supported many causes, including civil rights, women’s rights and helping to establish Welcome House, the first international/interracial adoption agency. Buck was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1938, making her the first American woman to receive such an honour. She died in Vermont in 1973.
Pearl S. Buck became a published novelist in 1930 with the novel East Wind: West Wind. After a prolific career, her final published novel was 1974’s The Rainbow. Below is a list of Pearl S. Buck’s books in order of when they were originally released:
Publication Order of House Of Earth Books
Publication Order of Standalone Novels
Publication Order of Short Story Collections
Publication Order of Picture Books
Publication Order of Anthologies
Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books
Note: The Long Love, The Townsman, Voices in the House, Pavilion of Women and The Angry Wife were written as John Sedges.
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Pearl S. Buck Synopsis: East Wind: West Wind by Pearl S. Buck is told through the perspective of Kwei-lan, a traditional Chinese girl. Kwei-lan married a Chinese medical doctor and was educated abroad. The story follows Kwei-lan as she begins to accept different points of view from the west, and re-discovers who she is through this coming-of-age tale.