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Their Eyes Were Watching God (P.S.)

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ISBN13: 9780062001702
ISBN10: 0062001701
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One of the most important works of twentieth-century American literature, Zora Neale Hurston's beloved 1937 classic, Their Eyes Were Watching God, is an enduring Southern love story sparkling with wit, beauty, and heartfelt wisdom. Told in the captivating voice of a woman who refuses to live in sorrow, bitterness, fear, or foolish romantic dreams, it is the story of fair-skinned, fiercely independent Janie Crawford, and her evolving selfhood through three marriages and a life marked by poverty, trials, and purpose. A true literary wonder, Hurston's masterwork remains as relevant and affecting today as when it was first published—perhaps the most widely read and highly regarded novel in the entire canon of African American literature.

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First published in 1937, "Their Eyes Were Watching God" is Hurston's most highly acclaimed novel. This edition features essays reflecting a variety of schools of criticism, notes on the contributing critics, a chronology of the author's life, and an Index.

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“A deeply soulful novel that comprehends love and cruelty, and separates the big people from the small of heart, without ever losing sympathy for those unfortunates who dont know how to live properly.” —Zadie Smith

One of the most important and enduring books of the twentieth century, Their Eyes Were Watching God brings to life a Southern love story with the wit and pathos found only in the writing of Zora Neale Hurston. Out of print for almost thirty years—due largely to initial audiences rejection of its strong black female protagonist—Hurstons classic has since its 1978 reissue become perhaps the most widely read and highly acclaimed novel in the canon of African-American literature.

About the Author

Zora Neale Hurston (1891-1960) was a novelist, folklorist, and anthropologist whose fictional and factual accounts of black heritage remain unparalleled. Her many books include Dust Tracks on a Road; Their Eyes Were Watching God; Jonah's Gourd Vine; Moses, Man of the Mountain; Mules and Men; and Every Tongue Got to Confess.

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harrington22, January 3, 2011 (view all comments by harrington22)
This is one of those books that I knew I should probably read, but I kept putting it off. And I think Oprah picked it, which for some reason made me even less interested. (Why? I have no idea.) But I did finally read it. And it was so powerful that at times I found myself holding my breath and not realizing it. This story found a space inside and just expanded and expanded. This is a book that everyone should read, even if everybody tells you that this is a book everyone should read. Don't be stubborn.
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harrington22, January 3, 2011 (view all comments by harrington22)
This is one of those books that I knew I should probably read, but I kept putting it off. And I think Oprah picked it, which for some reason made me even less interested. (Why? I have no idea.) But I did finally read it. And it was so powerful that at times I found myself holding my breath and not realizing it. This story found a space inside and just expanded and expanded. This is a book that everyone should read, even if everybody tells you that this is a book everyone should read. Don't be stubborn.
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harrington22, January 3, 2011 (view all comments by harrington22)
This is one of those books that I knew I should probably read, but I kept putting it off. And I think Oprah picked it, which for some reason made me even less interested. (Why? I have no idea.) But I did finally read it. And it was so powerful that at times I found myself holding my breath and not realizing it. This story found a space inside and just expanded and expanded. This is a book that everyone should read, even if everybody tells you that this is a book everyone should read. Don't be stubborn.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780062001702
Subtitle:
A Novel
Publisher:
Harper Perennial
Author:
Hurston, Zora Neale
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Classics
Edition Description:
Trade PB
Series:
P.S.
Publication Date:
20101116
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
7.125 x 4.5 x 0.844444 in 8.59 oz

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Their Eyes Were Watching God (P.S.)
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Product details 304 pages Harper Perennial - English 9780062001702 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , First published in 1937, "Their Eyes Were Watching God" is Hurston's most highly acclaimed novel. This edition features essays reflecting a variety of schools of criticism, notes on the contributing critics, a chronology of the author's life, and an Index.
"Synopsis" by , “A deeply soulful novel that comprehends love and cruelty, and separates the big people from the small of heart, without ever losing sympathy for those unfortunates who dont know how to live properly.” —Zadie Smith

One of the most important and enduring books of the twentieth century, Their Eyes Were Watching God brings to life a Southern love story with the wit and pathos found only in the writing of Zora Neale Hurston. Out of print for almost thirty years—due largely to initial audiences rejection of its strong black female protagonist—Hurstons classic has since its 1978 reissue become perhaps the most widely read and highly acclaimed novel in the canon of African-American literature.

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