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With a Foreword by Edwidge Danticat and an Afterword by Henry Louis Gates, Jr.

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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“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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Hurston's beloved classic--one of the most important American novels of the 20th century--follows the fortunes of Janie Crawford, a woman who was married three times and had been tried for the murder of one of her husbands in the black town of Eaton, Florida.

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Zora Neale Hurston was born in Notasulga, Alabama, in 1891, and died in 1960. In addition to her most celebrated work, the 1937 novel Their Eyes Were Watching God, Hurston's books include The Six Fools, Lies and Other Tall Tales, The Skull Talks Back, and What's the Hurry, Fox?, which speak to her legacy as a storyteller and cultural anthropologist.

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Maggie_S, December 1, 2010 (view all comments by Maggie_S)
Janie is 16 when she starts to wonder about love. She's been raised by her Grandmother and the old woman wants to make sure the girl is married off to a man who will treat her well, whether love is involved or not. Shortly after the death of her Grandmother, Janie leaves her husband for a smooth talking man with big dreams who seems to offer everything Janie has always wanted. She spends the next 20 years living on a pedestal as the wife of the mayor of all black Eatonville, Florida. When her husband dies, Janie finally meets a man who will love her truly, but the short relationship ends in tragedy.

This is a wonderful story about survival, perseverance, and, most importantly, HOPE.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780060838676
Subtitle:
A Novel
Author:
Hurston, Zora Neale
Foreword by:
Danticat, Edwidge
Foreword:
Danticat, Edwidge
Author:
Jurskis, Amy
Author:
by Zora Neale Hurston
Afterword by:
Gates, Henry Louis, Jr.
Afterword:
Gates, Henry Louis, Jr.
Afterword:
Gates, Henry Louis
Publisher:
Harper Perennial Modern Classics
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
Self-realization
Subject:
African-American women
Subject:
Psychological fiction
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Edition Description:
Trade PB
Series:
P.S.
Publication Date:
20130319
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
7.45x6.00x.62 in. .43 lbs.

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Product details 256 pages HarperCollins Publishers - English 9780060838676 Reviews:
"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.

"Synopsis" by , Hurston's beloved classic--one of the most important American novels of the 20th century--follows the fortunes of Janie Crawford, a woman who was married three times and had been tried for the murder of one of her husbands in the black town of Eaton, Florida.

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