Cover design by Harlem renaissance artist Lois Mailou Jones When Janie, at sixteen, is caught kissing shiftless Johnny Taylor, her grandmother swiftly marries her off to an old man with sixty acres. Janie endures two stifling marriages before meeting the man of her dreams, who offers not diamonds, but a packet of flowering seeds ...'For me, THEIR ...Read MoreCover design by Harlem renaissance artist Lois Mailou Jones When Janie, at sixteen, is caught kissing shiftless Johnny Taylor, her grandmother swiftly marries her off to an old man with sixty acres. Janie endures two stifling marriages before meeting the man of her dreams, who offers not diamonds, but a packet of flowering seeds ...'For me, THEIR EYES WERE WATCHING GOD is one of the very greatest American novels of the 20th century. It is so lyrical it should be sentimental; it is so passionate it should be overwrought, but it is instead a rigorous, convincing and dazzling piece of prose, as emotionally satisfying as it is impressive. There is no novel I love more' Zadie Smith 'One of the greatest writers of our time' Toni MorrisonRead Less
Good. Coffee stain inside front cover and on title page. Slight browning around edges of pages and inside covers. Some highlighting. 207 p. Foreword by Mary Helen Washington. Afterword: "Zora Neale Hurston: ' A Negro Way of Saying" by Henry Louis Gates, Jr. Includes Selected Bibliography and Chronology.
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This book is a great read, I'm glad that this has a movie based on it.
Mar 29, 2012
Very good seller.
The book was in my house as fast as expected in excellent conditions.
Oct 29, 2009
Strong women unite
it is great to see a portrait of another strong woman, and how she overcame adversity to find true love.
Oct 21, 2007
This book follows the life of independent Janie Crawford as she searches for a community where she can find love, acceptance, and fulfillment in a culture that is suppressive to both women and African-Americans. Zora Neale Hurston is an underappreciated author; this work shines in both its writing and its portrayal of a strong heroine and a cast of equally dynamic other characters.
Sep 20, 2007
finding identity weaved into beautiful writing. Rich in every way.
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