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Their Eyes Were Watching God

The essential American classic with an introduction by Zadie Smith
  • Author
    • Zora Neale Hurston
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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

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  • Published: Feb 13 2020
  • 196 x 127mm
  • ISBN: 9780860685241
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Press Reviews

  • Zadie Smith

    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
  • Toni Morrison

    One of the greatest writers of our time
  • Alice Walker

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

    Zora Neale Hurston was a knockout in her life, a wonderful writer and a fabulous person. Devilishly funny and academically solid: delicious mixture
  • Zadie Smith
    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
  • Alice Walker
    There is no book more important to me than this one. It speaks to me as no novel, past or present, has ever done
  • Maya Angelou
    Zora Neale Hurston was a knockout in her life, a wonderful writer and a fabulous person. Devilishly funny and academically solid: delicious mixture
  • Guardian
    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
  • Kirkus Reviews
    A poignant story, told with almost rhythmic beauty
  • The Times
    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