Their Eyes Were Watching God

Their Eyes Were Watching God

Fair and long-legged, independent and articulate, Janie Crawford sets out to be her own person -- no mean feat for a black woman in the '30s. Janie's quest for identity takes her through three marriages and into a journey back to her roots.

Title:Their Eyes Were Watching God
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780061120060
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    Their Eyes Were Watching God Reviews

  • Emily May

    Janie saw her life like a giant tree in leaf with the things suffered, things enjoyed, things done and undone. Dawn and doom was in the branches. I've spent many years wanting to read this book, bu...

  • Michael Finocchiaro

    I read this masterpiece for the first time in high school. The love story of Janie and Tea Cake is one of stupendous beauty. Zora Neal Hurston's text is a treasure:"So she went on thinking in soft, ea...

  • Jesse (JesseTheReader)

    I have mixed feelings on this book. On one hand I loved the writing style and I loved the main character and following her journey through life's struggles. On the other hand it was slow moving, which...

  • Jeffrey Keeten

    ”Dey gointuh make ‘miration ‘cause mah love didn’t work lak they love, if dey ever had any. Then you must tell ‘em dat love ain’t somethin’ lak uh grindstone dat’s de same thing everyw...

  • Fabian

    A story as melancholic for its relationship to the writer's own life/destiny as another Southern masterpiece "Confederacy of Dunces." I cannot imagine that this isn't Toni Morrison's true foundations ...

  • Samadrita

    Here is a woman who led a wretched life for years, doomed to stagnate in the drab depths of oblivion even after her death which had gone under the radar and generated no nostalgia-soaked, emotional ob...

  • emma

    Two things:1) This is deserving of the one-of-the-great-classics-of-the-20th-century title.2) Every book should be large print.To elaborate on both:This is a beautifully written, brilliantly character...

  • Michael

    Written in lush prose that blossoms around lines of vernacular dialogue, Their Eyes Were Watching God follows Janie Crawford as she wades through three turbulent marriages toward a state of financial ...

  • Robin

    I was prepared, based on the many five star reviews for this novel by many of my esteemed Goodreads friends, for a worthy book. I was prepared, based on its 1937 publishing date and its setting of Eat...

  • AJ Griffin

    Another "I don't remember it very well, but I know I liked it" story. Here's what I do recall:A) The main character was a woman, and she had something like 3 lovers throughout the book. Saucy.B) One o...