Their Eyes Were Watching God

Their Eyes Were Watching God - Virago Modern Classics

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Paperback (23 Jan 1986) | English

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Synopsis

Introduced by ZADIE SMITH

'One of the greatest writers of our time' Toni Morrison

'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

About the Publisher

Virago

Virago

Little, Brown is the literary hardback imprint that feeds into our Abacus paperback list. We publish across a wide range of areas, including fiction, history, memoir, science and travel, but within this diverse list the vast majority of books have in common a strong narrative and a distinctive voice.

Book information

ISBN: 9780860685241
Publisher: Little, Brown
Imprint: Virago
Pub date:
Edition: New Edition
DEWEY: 813.52
DEWEY edition: 22
Language: English
Sales rank: 1946
Number of pages: 272
Weight: 206g
Height: 197mm
Width: 127mm
Spine width: 20mm