The Good Earth, Pearl S. Buck. Modern Library. No stated printing date. Likely 1940s.
Vintage hardcover with dust jacket. Jacket in poor condition; large tears and chips on cover. Previous owner attempted to repair the damage with transparent tape. Red boards are clean and binding is tight. Previous owner's bookplate and name on inside cover. No other markings. Fair condition.
Pearl S. Buck was the first American woman to have won the Nobel Prize for Literature (1938). She won a Pulitzer Prize for her best known novel The Good Earth (1931). Most of her books are set in China, where she grew up as the daughter of missionaries. “As a feminist who supported the equal rights amendment in the 30's and 40's when most women's groups opposed it, an antiracist who opposed segregation and the internment of Japanese-Americans during World War II, an opponent of imperialism… a believer in -- and practicer of -- women's right to sexual and professional self-expression, she was way ahead of her time.” (New York Times, 1996).