How Long to Read Peony

By Pearl S. Buck

How Long Does it Take to Read Peony?

It takes the average reader 5 hours and 51 minutes to read Peony by Pearl S. Buck

Assuming a reading speed of 250 words per minute. Learn more


A young Chinese woman falls in love with a Jewish man in nineteenth-century China in this evocative novel by the Nobel Prize–winning author of The Good Earth. In 1850s China, a young girl, Peony, is sold to work as a bondmaid for a rich Jewish family in Kaifeng. Jews have lived for centuries in this region of the country, but by the mid-nineteenth century, assimilation has begun taking its toll on their small enclave. When Peony and the family’s son, David, grow up and fall in love with one another, they face strong opposition from every side. Tradition forbids the marriage, and the family...

How long is Peony?

Peony by Pearl S. Buck is 339 pages long, and a total of 87,801 words.

This makes it 114% the length of the average book. It also has 107% more words than the average book.

How Long Does it Take to Read Peony Aloud?

The average oral reading speed is 183 words per minute. This means it takes 7 hours and 59 minutes to read Peony aloud.

What Reading Level is Peony?

Peony is suitable for students ages 12 and up.

Note that there may be other factors that effect this rating besides length that are not factored in on this page. This may include things like complex language or sensitive topics not suitable for students of certain ages.

When deciding what to show young students always use your best judgement and consult a professional.

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