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Their Eyes Were Watching God

A Novel

1st Perennial Library ed.
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An edition of Their Eyes Were Watching God LP (1937)

Their Eyes Were Watching God

A Novel

1st Perennial Library ed.
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Publisher
Perennial Library
Language
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Pages
207

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I loved Jonah's Gourd Vine -- thought some of her short stories very fine -- and feel that this measures up to the promise of the early books. Authentic picture of Negroes, not in relation to white people but to each other. An ageing grandmother marries off her granddaughter almost a child to a middle-aged man for security -- and she leaves him when she finds that her dreams are dying, and goes off with a dapper young Negro, full of his own sense of power and go-getter qualities. He takes her to a mushroom town, buys a lot, puts up a store and makes the town sit up and take notice. His success goes to his head -- their life becomes a mockery of her high hopes. And after his death, she goes off with a youth who brings her happiness and tragedy. A poignant story, told with almost rhythmic beauty.

Note from Kirkus' Vintage Review Editor: Zora Neale Hurston is now thought of as a pioneering writer and folklorist, but in 1937, when Kirkus reviewed her now-classic Their Eyes Were Watching God, she was a writer becoming known for revealing a corner of the world no one but she could've revealed. — June 24, 2013

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Their Eyes Were Watching God
2006, Harper Perennial Modern Classics
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Their eyes were watching God
1998, Perennial Classics
in English - 1st Perennial Classics ed.
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Their Eyes Were Watching God: A Novel
1990, Perennial Library
in English - 1st Perennial Library ed.
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Their Eyes Were Watching God: a novel
1978, University of Illinois Press
in English
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Their Eyes were Watching God
March 1, 1978, University of Illinois Press

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New York

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 197-200).

Genre
Fiction.

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
813/.52
Library of Congress
PS3515.U789 T639 1990, PS3515.U789T639 1990

The Physical Object

Pagination
xiv, 207 p. ;
Number of pages
207

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL2218693M
ISBN 10
0060916508
ISBN 13
9780060916503
LC Control Number
89045674
Library Thing
4731
Goodreads
77212

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