At a glance:
- Author: Pearl S. Buck
- First Published: 1954
- Time of Work: 18921953
- Setting: Kiangsu Province, Anhwei Province, Nanking, and Peking, China; Japan; Korea; Pennsylvania; West Virginia; Virginia; Vermont; and California
- Genres: Nonfiction, Autobiography
- Subjects: Social action, Family or family life, Adolescence, Authors or writers, Autobiography, Marriage, Books, Asia or Asians, Nobel Prizes, China or Chinese people
- Locales: Virginia, California, United States, Asia, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, China, Japan, Korea, Vermont, North America
Form and Content
In My Several Worlds: A Personal Record, Pearl S. Buck contrasts her life growing up in China with life in the United States. The book is divided into four sections; each section has a heading that identifies Buck’s location in the United States as she is writing. She then presents prior experiences to compare with her adult life. She describes the situation of American missionaries and teachers in China during the early 1900’s and prior to her exodus in 1934.
The first and shortest section establishes the framework for the book, as Buck...
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