Book :: Their Eyes Were Watching God

Their Eyes Were Watching God
By: Zora Neale Hurston
Pages: 235
Published: 1937
Genre(s): Historical Fiction
African American
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One of the most important works of twentieth-century American literature, Zora Neale Hurston's beloved 1937 classic, Their Eyes Were Watching God, is an enduring Southern love story sparkling with wit, beauty, and heartfelt wisdom. Told in the captivating voice of a woman who refuses to live in sorrow, bitterness, fear, or foolish romantic dreams, it is the story of fair-skinned, fiercely...

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Polilla-Lynn Polilla-Lynn

This is an interesting story in which Janie, a beautiful Black woman, tells her story to her good and trusted friend in later years. The reader gets to go along through her life as she finds her own voice and strength while living through three marriages. She was ill-treated and not respected because she was a woman, but her third husband - the love of her life - showed her more freedom and a way of living she had not experienced before. The ending of this story is not what I expected as I was so pulled into the story that I forgot how it had started.

Mar 13th, 2021

bdubransky bdubransky

Jun 11th, 2018

forline forline

I would never have found this except my kids' high school had this on the required reading list. A rediscovery of Zora Neale Hurston!

Jan 4th, 2018

sanayhs sanayhs

Sep 17th, 2015

red13x red13x

As I started this book I wasn't too sure I would like it, the language was a tad difficult to get used to! After a while though it became easy to read and I really enjoyed the story! Well worth a read!

Jul 14th, 2015

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Jun 23rd, 2015

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Dec 12th, 2014

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Feb 19th, 2014


I was forced to read this in English. I hated it. It seems to be a book that one either loves to death or can't stand and I happen to be the later. I would not recommend it to anyone. The language is difficult and there's far better difficult reads out there. Like Catch-22. Catch-22 means something. I don't think this does.

Dec 23rd, 2013

Nadzz Nadzz

This is one of the greatest books I have ever read, Zora Neale Hurston has an amazing way with words. She spins an amazing web of images and is able to capture the readers interest with her spectacular story telling capabilities. This book is a true treasure and I am so glad I have read and own it, a must read for everyone, especially those who love to read.

Dec 7th, 2013

Their Eyes Were Watching God appears on these lists...

31st on The 20th Centrury's Greatest Hits by American Book Review

83rd on The Novel 100 by Daniel S. Bert

23rd on Rival 100 Best Novels by Radcliffe

11th on 100 Books of the Past Century by Koen Books

45th on Top 100 Books by Harvard Book Store