Buck, Pearl at English => English (The Britannica Concise) Of Explained:
U.S. author. Born in Hillsboro, W.V., she was reared in China by her missionary parents, and later taught in a Chinese university. Her first book to reach a wide audience was The Good Earth (1931, Pulitzer Prize), describing the struggles of a Chinese peasant and his slave wife. Sons (1932) and A House Divided (1935) followed; the trilogy was published as The House of Earth (1935). Among her later works are short stories, novels (incl. five under the pseudonym John Sedges), and an autobiography. She received the Nobel Prize in 1938.