xxii, 231 pages ; 21 cm
Originally published: New York : J.P. Lippincot, Inc., 1937.
Acknowledgments -- Foreword / by Edwidg Danticat -- Their Eyes Were Watching God -- Notes on Publication History.
Their Eyes Were Watching God, an American classic, is the luminous and haunting novel about Janie Crawford, a Southern Black woman in the 1930s, whose journey from a free-spirited girl to a woman of independence and substance has inspired writers and readers for close to 70 years. This poetic, graceful love story, rooted in Black folk traditions and steeped in mythic realism, celebrates boldly and brilliantly African-American culture and heritage. And in a powerful, mesmerizing narrative, it pays quiet tribute to a Black woman who, though constricted by the times, still demanded to be heard.