Pearl Buck manuscript resurfaces after decades





The long-lost manuscript of the 1932 Pulitzer Prize-winning Pearl S. Buck novel “The Good Earth” has been recovered, The Associated Press reported. The typed manuscript vanished from the author’s family farm in Perkasie, Pa., a Philadelphia suburb, around 1966. Jerri Williams, an F.B.I. spokeswoman, said it turned up this month when consigned to a Philadelphia auction house, which notified the authorities. Officials did not say if anyone would face charges related to the manuscript’s disappearance. “The Good Earth,” about life in rural China, helped Buck (1892-1973) become the first American woman to win the Nobel Prize in Literature, in 1938.


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