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Their Eyes Were Watching God 19 editions

Cover of: Their Eyes Were Watching God | Zora Neale Hurston
About the Book

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

19 editions First published in 1937

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Their Eyes Were Watching God
2010, Olive Editions
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Their Eyes Were Watching God
2004, HarperCollins
Electronic resource in English
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Their eyes were watching God
2004, EMC/Paradigm Pub.
in English
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Their eyes were watching God
2000, HarperCollins
Hardcover in English - 1st HarperCollins hardcover ed.
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Their eyes were watching God: a novel
2000, HarperCollins
in English - 1st HarperCollins hardcover ed.
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Their eyes were watching God
1998, Perennial Classics
in English
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Their eyes were watching God
1996, G.K. Hall
in English
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Their Eyes Were Watching God: Harper American Literature
January 1994, Addison-Wesley Educational Publishers
Paperback in English
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Their Eyes Were Watching God: Harper American Literature
January 1994, Addison-Wesley Educational Publishers
in English
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Their eyes were watching God
1991, University of Illinois Press
in English
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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 (Virago Modern Classics)
January 1, 1986, Virago Press
Paperback
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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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Their eyes were watching God: a novel.
1969, Negro Universities Press
in English
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Their eyes were watching God.
1969, Negro Universities Press
in English
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Their eyes were watching God
1965, Fawcett Publications
in English
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Their eyes were watching God: a novel
1937, University of Illinois Press
in English
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Their eyes were watching God: a novel
1937, J.B. Lippincott Co.
in English

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