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The Good Earth

Publisher: John Day Co.
Publication Date: 1931
Number of Copies: 9,475
Edition: First Edition

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Book Awards and Recognition

Award 1932 - Pulitzer Prize for Fiction

First Edition Identification Points

Page 100, line 17, "flees" instead of "fleas". Top is stained brown. The first printing consisted of only 9,475 copies. Of these, only the first 2,700 copies had the top-stained brown, and constitue the first issue. The remainder of the issue had a green topstain.