Title Profile & Character Information

The Good Earth

Annotation
ENDURING LITERATURE ILLUMINATEDBY PRACTICAL SCHOLARSHIPA poignant tale about the life and labors of a Chinese farmer during the sweeping reign of the countrysup1;s last emperor.EACH ENRICHED CLASSIC EDITION INCLUDES:• A concise introduction that gives readers important background information• A chronology of the author's life and work• A timeline of significant events that provides the book's historical context• An outline of key themes and plot points to help readers form their own interpretations• Detailed explanatory notes• Critical analysis, including contemporary and modern perspectives on the work• Discussion questions to promote lively classroom and book group interaction• A list of recommended related books and films to broaden the reader's experienceEnriched Classics offer readers affordable editions of great works of literature enhanced by helpful notes and insightful commentary. The scholarship provided in Enriched Classics enables readers to appreciate, understand, and enjoy the world's finest books to their full potential.SERIES EDITED BY CYNTHIA BRANTLEY JOHNSON

Characters
NameWang Lung
GenderMale
OccupationFarmer
TraitsMarried
Father

NameO-Lan
GenderFemale
TraitsMarried
Mother
Ex-servant

GenreClassic
Sociological
Saga
    --Family
Fiction
TopicsChinese culture
Peasant life
Hardship
Husbands and wives
Fathers and sons
SettingChina