Their Eyes Were Watching God - VMC Designer Collection (Paperback)
  • Their Eyes Were Watching God - VMC Designer Collection (Paperback)
  • Their Eyes Were Watching God - VMC Designer Collection (Paperback)
  • Their Eyes Were Watching God - VMC Designer Collection (Paperback)
  • Their Eyes Were Watching God - VMC Designer Collection (Paperback)
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Their Eyes Were Watching God - VMC Designer Collection (Paperback)

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Paperback 256 Pages / Published: 03/05/2018
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She was stretched on her back beneath the pear tree soaking in the alto chant of the visiting bees, the gold of the sun and the panting breath of the breeze when the inaudible voice of it all came to her . . .

When sixteen-year-old 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 she finally meets the man of her dreams - who offers not diamonds, but a packet of flowering seeds.

'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

Books included in the VMC 40th anniversary series include: Frost in May by Antonia White; The Collected Stories of Grace Paley; Fire from Heaven by Mary Renault; The Magic Toyshop by Angela Carter; The Weather in the Streets by Rosamond Lehmann; Deep Water by Patricia Highsmith; The Return of the Soldier by Rebecca West; Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston; Heartburn by Nora Ephron; The Dud Avocado by Elaine Dundy; Memento Mori by Muriel Spark; A View of the Harbour by Elizabeth Taylor; and Faces in the Water by Janet Frame

Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
ISBN: 9780349010335
Number of pages: 256
Weight: 214 g
Dimensions: 202 x 137 x 19 mm


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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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