Their Eyes Were Watching God: A Novel

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Harper Collins, Nov 16, 2010 - Fiction - 304 pages
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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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For a short book, this was a much more difficult read than I bargained for. I found the dialogue incredibly difficult to follow, as through my brain had to work to constant translate what the ... Read full review

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Maybe more of a 3.5 actually, I'm not sure. It is beautifully written, certain scenes in particular—the last few sentences of the book, the scene the title comes from, the scenes where Janie realizes ... Read full review

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Zora Neale Hurston, the author of Their Eyes Were Watching God, was deemed "one of the greatest writers of our time" by Toni Morrison. With the publication of Lies and Other Tall Tales, The Skull Talks Back, and What's the Hurry, Fox? new generations will be introduced to Hurston's legacy. She was born in Notasulga, Alabama, in 1891, and died in 1960.

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