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Peony: a novel of China

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Young Peony is sold into a rich Chinese household as a bondmaid - an awkward role in which she is more a servant, but less a daughter. As she grows into a lovely, provocative young woman, Peony falls in love with the family's only son. However, tradition forbids them to wed. How she resolves her love for him and her devotion to her adoptive family unfolds in this profound tale, based on true events in China over a century ago.
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Grouped Work ID 1b759348-5420-8422-200a-bb4898fd9c39
Grouping Title peony
Grouping Author buck pearl s
Grouping Category book
Last Grouping Update 2018-11-02 04:21:46AM
Last Indexed 2019-01-15 04:40:49AM

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auth_author2 Potter, Kirsten.
author Buck, Pearl S. (Pearl Sydenstricker), 1892-1973.
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display_description The Nobel Prize-winning author's perceptive fable of cross-cultural passions in nineteenth-century China. In 1850s China, a young girl, Peony, is sold to work as a bondmaid for a rich Jewish family in Kaifeng. Jews have lived for centuries in this region of the country, but by the mid-nineteenth century, assimilation has begun taking its toll on their small enclave. When Peony and the family's son, David, grow up and fall in love with one another, they face strong opposition from every side. Tradition forbids the marriage, and the family already has a rabbi's daughter in mind for David. Long celebrated for its subtle and even-handed treatment of colliding traditions, Peony is an engaging coming-of-age story about love, identity, and the tragedy and beauty found at the intersection of two disparate cultures. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Pearl S. Buck, including rare images from the author's estate.
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publishDate 2011, 2012
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subject_facet Electronic books, Historical fiction, Jews -- China -- Fiction, Jews -- China -- History -- 19th century -- Fiction
title_display Peony
title_full Peony : a novel of China [electronic resource] / Pearl S. Buck, Peony [electronic resource] / Pearl S. Buck
title_short Peony
title_sub a novel of China
topic_facet Electronic books, History, Jews