There is always the chance that a letter will come from Peking, a letter from Gerald. For months no letter has come.
A Biography of Pearl S. Buck. In the arts everything that is beautiful pleases me. I know no exclusivity. There is always the chance that a letter will come from Peking, a letter from Gerald. But this morning there was a letter.
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The letter is short and written in haste. There are blots on the paper-tears perhaps. I will not repeat its words. Its message is simply this: Gerald was shot while trying to escape from Peking
The letter is short and written in haste. I want to forget them and I shall destroy the letter. Its message is simply this: Gerald was shot while trying to escape from Peking. She did not know that he planned to escape. I think he longed to see you, she writes.
Well, Pearl Buck did it again, enthralled me with one of her books
Well, Pearl Buck did it again, enthralled me with one of her books. A Letter from Peking is a simple story, some may find it slow and deliberate (oh, but the poetry of the descriptions!); however, a discerning reader will glean so much from what is unsaid and, perhaps, as I did, feel the profundity of Elizabeth MacLeod’s love for her husband. Gerald Macleod is a professor at Peking University, a half Chinese, half Caucasian man, who makes the decision to send his wife and son back to the United States for safety after Mao’s Cultural Revolution, while he stays behind.
Letter from Peking is a 1957 novel by Pearl S. The story is about a loving interracial marriage between Gerald and Elizabeth MacLeod, their separation due to the communist uprising in China in 1949, and their separate lives in China and America. In September 1950, Elizabeth MacLeod is living in her childhood farm home in Raleigh, Vermont, with her 17-year-old son Rennie.
Rich with Buck’s characteristic emotional wisdom, Letter from Peking focuses on the ordeal of a family split apart by race and history. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Pearl S. Buck including rare images from the author’s estate. To read this book, upload an EPUB or FB2 file to Bookmate.
This time is modern, the setting Vermont, with flashbacks to China. The protagonist, Elizabeth, as an American woman whose husband Gerald, half Chinese, has elected to stay in Peking under communism while she returns to live in America.
Letter from Peking book. I did not enjoy Letter from Peking as much as The Good Earth which is also by Pearl Buck. I do not think I will read Letter from Peking again. But I will read Pearl Buck again. Sep 24, 2011 Rebecca rated it liked it. Letter from Peking is an epistolary novel told through the protagonist Elizabeth's journal entries and letters received in Vermont, where she has relocated with her son to her family home after living with her (half-Chinese) husband in Peking before the Communist takeover.