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Their Eyes Were Watching God (75th Anniversary Edition)

Their Eyes Were Watching God (75th Anniversary Edition)

Regular price $17.99 Sale price $15.00

by Zora Neale Hurston

Please make sure you have the copy pictured above (2006 edition) or one that includes both:

  • a Foreword by Edwidge Danticat 
  • an Afterword entitled "A Negro Way of Saying"


English IV AP

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.

One of the most important and enduring books of the twentieth century, Their Eyes Were Watching God brings to life a Southern love story with the wit and pathos found only in the writing of Zora Neale Hurston. Out of print for almost thirty years—due largely to initial audiences’ rejection of its strong black female protagonist—Hurston’s classic has since its 1978 reissue become perhaps the most widely read and highly acclaimed novel in the canon of African-American literature.

***Please note all novels are for Brother Rice students and can ONLY be picked up in the Bookstore or shipped locally. Any orders from out of the area will be refunded unless you are a Brother Rice student and have spoken with us about traveling this summer.