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A House Divided Summary
Pearl S. Buck

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A House Divided Summary

Plot Summary

A House Divided is a poignant coming of age tale depicting the life and struggles of a Chinese youth named Wang Yuan. Nineteen-year-old Yuan is the son of a Chinese war lord at a time when reform sweeps his nation. The upheaval brought about by revolution leaves him trapped between old ways and reform, and he doe not agree completely with either extreme. Conflict plagues him as he struggles against old traditions and new rebellions which embrace foreign customs. He grapples with his own ideologies which takes him on a personal and solitary journey to find his place in his changing homeland.

Yuan flees his father's home and domineering control without a word. He thinks he is running from his father, but he is really running from his own inner conflict. With no idea of where to go, he remembers a peaceful earthen house his grandfather lived in...

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