Good Earth Study Guides

  • The Good Earth

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    The Good Earth is the story of Wang Lung, a poor Chinese farmer who dreams of owning land. He marries the competent and pragmatic O-Lan, but after acquiring land the two are forced by famine to seek work in a nearby city. Eventually they and their children return to their farmland with stolen riches and sink into corruption. Wang Lung takes a concubine and does not realize his own dissolution until, on his death bed, he sees that his children are scheming and faithless.