Their Eyes Were Watching God (Access Editions) / Edition 1

Their Eyes Were Watching God (Access Editions) / Edition 1

by Zora Neale Hurston
     
 

ISBN-10: 0821927361

ISBN-13: 9780821927366

Pub. Date: 07/26/2004

Publisher: EMC/Paradigm Publishing

This novel about a proud, independent black woman was first published in 1937 and generally dismissed by reviewers. It was out of print for nearly 30 years when the University of Illinois Press reissued it in 1978, at which time it was instantly embraced by the literary establishment as one of the greatest works in the canon of African-American fiction.

Mesmerizing

Overview

This novel about a proud, independent black woman was first published in 1937 and generally dismissed by reviewers. It was out of print for nearly 30 years when the University of Illinois Press reissued it in 1978, at which time it was instantly embraced by the literary establishment as one of the greatest works in the canon of African-American fiction.

Mesmerizing in its immediacy and haunting in its subtlety, Their Eyes Were Watching God tells the story of Janie Crawford—fair-skinned, long-haired, dreamy woman—who comes of age expecting better treatment than what she gets from her three husbands and community. Then she meets Tea Cake, a younger man who captivates Janie's heart and spirit, and offers her the chance to relish life without being one man's mule or another man's adornment.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780821927366
Publisher:
EMC/Paradigm Publishing
Publication date:
07/26/2004
Series:
EMC Masterpiece Series
Edition description:
New Edition

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments ix
Foreword xi
Their Eyes Were Watching God 1
Note on Publication History 229

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