Their Eyes Were Watching God - VMC (Hardback)Zora Neale Hurston (author), Zadie Smith (author of introduction)
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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.
With a cover design by Harlem renaissance artist, Lois Mailou Jones
Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
Number of pages: 256
Weight: 378 g
Dimensions: 202 x 130 x 22 mm
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
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
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“Their Eyes Were Watching God”
Found this slow reading at first, however it turned into a great read
“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
“Simple but very engaging”
Great story, beautifully written.
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