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Good in wrappers. Edge wear and soiling. Seller: Rare Book Cellar Published: Light shelfwear to spine. DJ chipped and tattered, price clipped. Text is clean and nice. Novel about Chinese soldiers who are sent to rescue a British-American platoon in Burma from the Japanese army.

Seller: Bolerium Books Inc. Moyer Bell and its subsidiaries, Grey Arrow G [G] , 1st thus. Mass market paperback Very good. Used book in very good condition. Some cover wear, may contain a few marks.

The Promise by Pearl S. Buck

Used book in good condition. Has wear to the cover and pages. Contains some markings such as highlighting and writing. Ex-library with the usual stamps. Light tan cloth, green text to spine. Sunning to top and bottom edges of spine. Small bookstore stamp to Ffep.

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Clean, firm binding. First Australian Edition. Hard Cover. London: Methuen, Ex Library.

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War fiction set in Burma during the 2nd world war, a theme being the desperate need of the white men and the Chinese to understand one another. Slight foxing to edges of pages.


Book otherwise clean with no previous owner name or insc. Colour loss - wear to flap and spine folds. Rubbing to extremities with some loss to head and tail of spine -max 4x10mm around tail. Now in proprietary protective wrapper. MassMarket Paperback.

Published: Condition: Fair. The John Day Company, Dust jacket in good condition. Second printing. Shelf and handling wear to cover and binding, with general signs of previous use.

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Previous owner bookplate to front free endpaper verso. No other marks. Slight separation at front hinge, but binding remains solid.

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Dustjacket shows moderate edge wear, including a few closed tears, else bright and attractive; now protected in new mylar. Secure packaging for safe delivery. Dust jacket quality is not guaranteed. The Sun Dial Press, Book. Book Club Edition. Seller: Reed Books. New York: Books, Inc.

Second impression. War-time edition: "Because of wartime restrictions,this book has been compressed into pages by setting more words on each page and by other measures, and the paper is thinner. In normal times the book would have contained about pages and would have had more bulk. This is against "a mighty background--the retreat of the British [from Burma] and the sacrifice of their gallant Chinese allies.

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Burma is under attack from the Japanese army, and a unit of Chinese soldiers is sent to aid endangered British forces trapped behind enemy lines. But the troops—including a young commander named Lao San, whom Buck fans will remember from Dragon Seed —are met with ingratitude on both sides. As the threat of disaster looms and the stakes grow higher, the relations between the British and Chinese troops become ever more fraught. A trenchant critique of colonialism and wartime betrayal, The Promise is Buck at her evocative best.

But Buck was prolific, publishing over twenty novels during her lifetime. She championed topics such feminism, interracial love, and eastern philosophy in her writing. Outside of her literary achievements, she was also an outspoken proponent of the rights of women and Asian minority groups, and was one of the first people to support Asian and mixed-race adoption in the United States. Pearl S. A love story at its core, Peony is also a fascinating account of how two very different cultures once thrived side by side in mid-century China.

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So she launches a plan to get her husband to take a much younger concubine and moves to her own wing of their house, where she studies English. This fascinating portrait of Chinese life is an unusually feminist look at a woman who uses the system to get what she wants: independence. Portrait of a Marriage tells of a wealthy painter who travels through America, in search of a muse. When his portrait of her becomes his most celebrated work, he returns to marry her and start a new life on the farm. But the differences in their cultures and upbringings raise serious problems for the couple.

Even when star-crossed lovers are from the same country, the cultural gap can be vast—and troublesome. There, she meets and falls in love with an American soldier though he comes from a wealthy estate in Virginia, where intermarriage is expressly forbidden. With their countries pitted against each other, Hidden Flower is a sweeping saga of forbidden love in wartime. Changed forever by a trip to Bombay, an American millionaire builds a Christian seminary there, forever tying himself and his family to India.

His son, Ted, becomes a missionary and his grandson adopts a life of simplicity in a remote village. The Kim family lives comfortably as advisors to the Korean royal family in , but their entire world is turned upside down when the Japanese invade and the queen is killed. With the future of Korea hanging in the balance, Buck paints a portrait of conflict as seen through the eyes of one family that goes on to affect Asia as a whole today.

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