Thanks so much for the background information, Barry; that is really interesting. Now I will definitely have to get a copy.
I was teased for years in high school, and even college, about my love of reading, and so I self-consciously gave it up for a few years. In grad school I tried to make up for lost time. I remember the first book I picked up was Pearl Buck's The Good Earth; it's still a top favorite of mine.
I also need to know details such as this for my work. I was reprimanded last year for not catching a misspelling of Anne Sexton's name....and I see I erroneously abbreviated the "Doctor" in Doctor Zhivago.
The thought of typing up copies of that book -- it's quite lengthy, is it not? -- is really daunting.