Their Eyes Were Watching God - Virago Modern Classics (Paperback)
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Their Eyes Were Watching God - Virago Modern Classics (Paperback)

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Paperback 256 Pages
Published: 23/01/1986
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ONE OF THE MOST INFLUENTIAL NOVELS OF THE TWENTIETH CENTURY

'This novel is a packet of surprises as we have no idea what's going to happen next' GUARDIAN

'One of the greatest writers of our time' TONI MORRISON

'Devilishly funny and academically solid: delicious mixture' MAYA ANGELOU

'There is no novel I love more' ZADIE SMITH

When, at sixteen, Janie 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.

Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
ISBN: 9780860685241
Number of pages: 256
Weight: 240 g
Dimensions: 196 x 127 x 21 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

To the last page that fills the soul with tears, Hurston's novel delivers. To me, it is also a welcome reminder that books are democratic, subversive and life-changing - The Times

This novel is a packet of surprises as we have no idea what's going to happen next. Many romantic novels basically have the same plot, but this novel is something no one would have ever imagined - Guardian

For me, Their Eyes Were Watching God is one of the very greatest American novels of the twentieth 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

One of the greatest writers of our time

There is no book more important to me than this one. It speaks to me as no novel, past or present, has ever done

Zora Neale Hurston was a knockout in her life, a wonderful writer and a fabulous person. Devilishly funny and academically solid: delicious mixture

A poignant story, told with almost rhythmic beauty - Kirkus Reviews

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

There is no book more important to me than this one. It speaks to me as no novel, past or present, has ever done - Alice Walker

Zora Neale Hurston was a knockout in her life, a wonderful writer and a fabulous person. Devilishly funny and academically solid: delicious mixture - Maya Angelou

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“Their Eyes Were Watching God”

Found this slow reading at first, however it turned into a great read

Paperback edition
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“A complex story told with simplicity”

When I started reading this I wasn't that keen but as I got into the story and got used to the writing and speech style I was hooked. It is a gripping tale told after the fact by Janie to her friend and shows... More

Hardback edition
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“Simple but very engaging”

Great story, beautifully written.

Paperback edition
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