Pearl S. Buck’s “Yu Lan, Flying Boy of China” is a 1945 first edition signed and inscribed by the author to a friend. Britannic Auctions sold this copy for $350.
“Yu Lan” and several other first edition books signed and inscribed by Pearl S. Buck were consigned to us by a family who had a close personal friendship with the author.
Pearl S. Buck, an American author and humanitarian, lived from 1892 to 1973. She’s best known for her novel “The Good Earth,” which won the Pulitzer Prize in 1932 and the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1938. Her prolific career focused on Chinese culture and women’s issues.
“Yu Lan, Flying Boy of China”
Published in 1945, “Yu Lan, Flying Boy of China” marked another literary achievement for Pearl S. Buck, renowned for her insightful portrayals of Chinese culture and society.
Yu Lan’s tale is set against the backdrop of China’s tumultuous history and follows the story of a young Chinese boy whose extraordinary ability to fly becomes both a blessing and a curse in a rapidly changing world.
“Yu Lan, Flying Boy of China” was received with critical acclaim upon its publication, praised for its vivid storytelling, rich cultural detail, and insightful commentary on the human condition.
Buck’s ability to weave together themes of resilience, hope, and the search for freedom resonated deeply with readers, cementing the book’s place as a timeless classic in the realm of literature.
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