Dragon Seed

By Pearl S. Buck
(Moyer Bell and Its Subsidiaries, Paperback, 9781559210331, 384pp.)

Publication Date: January 2006

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The story of Tzu Hsi is the story of the last empress in China. In the novel, Nobel Prize Winner, Pearl S. Buck recreates the life of one of the most interesting rulers during a time of intense turbulence. Pearl S. Buck's knowledge of and fascination with the Empresses' life are contagious. She reveals the essence of this self-involved and infamous last empress, at the same time she takes the reader through China's struggle for freedom and democracy.



About the Author
Pearl S. Buck (1892 1973) was a bestselling and Nobel Prize winning author. Her classic novel "The Good Earth" (1931) was awarded a Pulitzer Prize and William Dean Howells Medal. Born in Hillsboro, West Virginia, Buck was the daughter of missionaries and spent much of the first half of her life in China, where many of her books are set. In 1934, civil unrest in China forced Buck back to the United States. Throughout her life she worked in support of civil and women s rights, and established Welcome House, the first international, interracial adoption agency. In addition to her highly acclaimed novels, Buck wrote two memoirs and biographies of both of her parents. For her body of work, Buck received the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1938, the first American woman to have done so. She died in Vermont.
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