Pavilion of Women: A Novel of Life in the Women's Quarters

Pavilion of Women: A Novel of Life in the Women's Quarters

Pearl S. Buck


The exhilarating novel of a chic woman’s subversive new bankruptcy in life
At 40, Madame Wu is gorgeous and lots more and plenty revered because the spouse of 1 of China’s oldest upper-class homes. Her birthday want is to discover a tender concubine for her husband and to maneuver to split quarters, beginning a brand new bankruptcy of her lifestyles. whilst her want is granted, she unearths herself at relaxation, not ate up by means of working a sixty-person family. Now she’s unfastened to learn books formerly forbidden her, to profit English, and to find her personal brain. The kinfolk within the compound are stunned on the effects, in particular whilst she starts studying from a innovative, excommunicated Catholic priest.
 
In its depiction of lifestyles within the compound, Pavilion of Women contains a few of Buck’s so much captivating writing in regards to the seasons, day-by-day rhythms, and customs of ladies in China. it's a pleasant parable in regards to the sexes, and of the profound and transformative results of loose thought.
 
This e-book positive aspects an illustrated biography of Pearl S. dollar together with infrequent photographs from the author’s estate.

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