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Their Eyes Were Watching God Paperback – 26 Jan 2006

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ISBN-13: 978-0060838676 ISBN-10: 0060838671 Edition: Reissue

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  • Paperback: 235 pages
  • Publisher: Amistad Pr; Reissue edition (26 January 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0060838671
  • ISBN-13: 978-0060838676
  • Product Dimensions: 20.1 x 13.2 x 1.8 cm
  • Boxed-product Weight: 200 g
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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.

About the Author

Zora Neale Hurston was a novelist, folklorist, and anthropologist. An author of four novels (Jonah's Gourd Vine, 1934; Their Eyes Were Watching God, 1937; Moses, Man of the Mountain, 1939; and Seraph on the Suwanee, 1948); two books of folklore (Mules and Men, 1935, and Tell My Horse, 1938); an autobiography (Dust Tracks on a Road, 1942); and over fifty short stories, essays, and plays. She attended Howard University, Barnard College and Columbia University, and was a graduate of Barnard College in 1927. She was born on January 7, 1891, in Notasulga, Alabama, and grew up in Eatonville, Florida. She died in Fort Pierce, in 1960. In 1973, Alice Walker had a headstone placed at her gravesite with this epitaph: "Zora Neale Hurston: A Genius of the South."


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