Zora Neale Hurston

1 Their Eyes Were Watching God

Author : Zora Neale Hurston
Genre :  Literary  Books  Fiction & Literature  African American  Classics 
Price :  $10.99
Release Date :  2009-03-17
Description :  A PBS Great American Read Top 100 Pick<br /><br />“A deeply soulful novel that comprehends love and cruelty, and separates the big people from the small of heart, without ever losing sympathy for those unfortunates who don’t know how to live properly.” —Zadie Smith<br /><br />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.

2 12 Common Core Essentials: Literature

Author : Harper Academic, Paulo Coelho, Neil Gaiman, Agatha Christie, Barbara Kingsolver, Richard Wright, Thomas C. Foster, Richmond Lattimore, Ray Bradbury, Zora Neale Hurston & Betty Smith
Genre :  Classics  Books  Fiction & Literature  Literary 
Price :  Free
Release Date :  2013-05-21
Description :  As you reevaluate the books you use in your classroom to meet the Common Core Standards, this free collection—filled with selections from classics such as Zora Neale Hurston's Their Eyes Were Watching God, contemporary novels like The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho, and the AP English favorite How to Read Literature Like a Professor by Thomas C. Foster—will help you decide which books are right for you and your students.

3 Barracoon

Author : Zora Neale Hurston
Genre :  Social Science  Books  Nonfiction  History 
Price :  $12.99
Release Date :  2018-05-08
Description :  A major literary event: a&#xa0;newly published work from the author of the American classic Their Eyes Were Watching God, with a&#xa0;foreword from Pulitzer Prize-winning author Alice Walker,&#xa0;brilliantly illuminates the horror and injustices of slavery as it tells the true story of one of the last-known survivors of the Atlantic slave trade—abducted from Africa on the last "Black Cargo" ship to arrive in the United States.<br /><br />In 1927, Zora Neale Hurston went to Plateau, Alabama, just outside Mobile,&#xa0;to interview eighty-six-year-old Cudjo Lewis. Of the millions of men, women, and children transported from Africa to America as slaves, Cudjo was then the only person alive to tell the story of this integral part of the nation’s history. Hurston was there to record Cudjo’s firsthand account of the raid that led to his capture and bondage fifty years after the Atlantic slave trade was outlawed in the United States.<br /><br />In 1931, Hurston returned to Plateau, the African-centric community three miles from Mobile founded by Cudjo and other former slaves from his ship. Spending more than three months there, she talked in depth with Cudjo about the details of his life. During those weeks, the young writer and the elderly formerly enslaved man ate peaches and watermelon that grew in the backyard and talked about Cudjo’s past—memories from his childhood in Africa, the horrors of being captured and held in a barracoon for selection by American slavers, the harrowing experience of the Middle Passage packed with more than 100 other souls aboard the Clotilda, and the years he spent in slavery until the end of the Civil War.<br /><br />Based on those interviews, featuring Cudjo’s unique vernacular, and written from Hurston’s perspective with the compassion and singular style that have made her one of the preeminent American authors of the twentieth-century, Barracoon&#xa0;masterfully illustrates&#xa0;the tragedy of slavery and of one life forever defined by it. Offering insight into the pernicious legacy that continues to haunt us all, black and white, this poignant and powerful work is an invaluable contribution to our shared history and culture.

4 A Teacher's Guide to Their Eyes Were Watching God

Author : Zora Neale Hurston & Amy Jurskis
Genre :  Literary  Books  Fiction & Literature  African American  Classics 
Price :  Free
Release Date :  2014-06-24
Description :  For teachers<br /><br />We know that the Common Core State Standards are encouraging you to reevaluate the books that you assign to your students. To help you decide which books are right for your classroom, each book in this series contains a Common Core–aligned teaching guide and a sample chapter.<br /><br />This teaching guide for Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston is designed to help you put the new Common Core State Standards into practice.<br /><br />"A deeply soulful novel that comprehends love and cruelty, and separates the big people from the small of heart, without ever losing sympathy for those unfortunates who don't know how to live properly."—Zadie Smith<br /><br />One of the most important and enduring books of the 20th 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.

5 Their Eyes Were Watching God

Author : Zora Neale Hurston
Genre :  Classics  Books  Fiction & Literature 
Price :  $1.99
Release Date :  2015-10-15
Description :  When Janie, at sixteen, 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 meeting the man of her dreams, who offers not diamonds, but a packet of flowering seeds ...<br /><br /> 'For me, 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

6 Poker!

Author : Zora Neale Hurston
Genre :  Theater  Books  Arts & Entertainment 
Price :  Free
Release Date :  2014-12-30
Description :  A door covered by dingy portieres upstage C. Small panel window in side Wall L. Plain centre table with chairs drawn up about it. Gaudy calendars on wall. Battered piano against wall R. Kerosene lamp with reflector against wall on either side of room.

7 Dust Tracks on a Road

Author : Zora Neale Hurston
Genre :  Biographies & Memoirs  Books 
Price :  $10.99
Release Date :  2010-07-13
Description :  From Zora Neale Hurston, one of the most important African American writers of the twentieth century, comes her riveting autobiography—now available in a limited Olive Edition.<br /><br />First published in 1942 at the height of her popularity, Dust Tracks on a Road is Zora Neale Hurston’s candid, funny, bold, and poignant autobiography—an imaginative and exuberant account of&#xa0;her childhood in the rural South and her rise to a prominent place among the leading artists and intellectuals of the Harlem Renaissance.<br /><br />As compelling as her acclaimed fiction, Hurston’s very personal literary self-portrait offers a revealing, often audacious glimpse into the life—public and private—of an extraordinary artist, anthropologist, chronicler, and champion of the Black experience in America. Full of the wit and wisdom of a proud, spirited woman who started off low and climbed high, Dust Tracks on a Road is a rare treasure from one of literature’s most cherished voices.<br /><br />“Warm, witty, imaginative. . . . This is a rich and winning book.”—The New Yorker

8 The Mule-Bone

Author : Zora Neale Hurston & Langston Hughes
Genre :  Theater  Books  Arts & Entertainment 
Price :  Free
Release Date :  1967-05-22
Description :  The plot of this stage comedy by Zora Neale Hurston and Langston Hughes, in which two men compete for a woman’s affection, is based on a folktale collected by Hurston in Florida. Though written in 1930, the play was not performed until 1991 due to a falling out between the authors.

9 Tell My Horse

Author : Zora Neale Hurston
Genre :  Fiction & Literature  Books 
Price :  $9.99
Release Date :  2009-10-13
Description :  As a first-hand account of the weird mysteries and horrors of voodoo, Tell My Horse is an invaluable resource and fascinating guide. Based on Zora Neale Hurston's personal experiences in Haiti and Jamaica, where she participated as an initiate rather than just an observer of voodoo practices during her visits in the 1930s, this travelogue into a dark world paints a vividly authentic picture of ceremonies and customs and superstitions of great cultural interest.

10 Anthology of African American Literature

Author : William Wells Brown, Frederick Douglass, W.E.B. Du Bois, Matthew A. Henson, Langston Hughes, Zora Neale Hurston, Harriet Jacobs, Booker T. Washington & Harriet E. Wilson
Genre :  African American  Books  Fiction & Literature 
Price :  $4.99
Release Date :  2010-07-24
Description :  Dozens of works and nine different authors make up this collection of African American Literature with an active table of contents.<br /><br /> Works and authors include:<br /> William Wells Brown<br /> Clotel, or The President's Daughter<br /> Clotelle, or The Colored Heroine<br /> The Narrative of William W. Brown, a Fugitive Slave<br /> Three Years in Europe<br /><br /> Frederick Douglass<br /> My Bondage and My Freedom<br /> My Escape from Slavery<br /> Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass<br /><br /> W.E.B. Du Bois<br /> The Conservation of Races<br /> Darkwater: Voices From Within the Veil<br /> The Negro<br /> Quest of the Silver Fleece<br /> The Suppression of the African Slave Trade to the United States of America 1638-1870<br /><br /> Matthew A. Henson<br /> Negro Explorer at the North Pole<br /><br /> Langston Hughes and Zora Hurston<br /> Mule-Bone<br /><br /> Zora Neale Hurston<br /> De Turkey and De Law<br /> Poker!<br /> Three Plays<br /><br /> Harriet Jacobs<br /> Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl<br /><br /> Booker T. Washington<br /> Future of the American Negro<br /> Negro Problem<br /> Up From Slavery: An Autobiography<br /><br /> Harriet E. Wilson<br /> Our Nig

11 Mules and Men

Author : Zora Neale Hurston
Genre :  Fiction & Literature  Books 
Price :  $9.99
Release Date :  2009-10-13
Description :  Mules and Men is a treasury of black America's folklore as collected by a famous storyteller and anthropologist who grew up hearing the songs and sermons, sayings and tall tales that have formed an oral history of the South since the time of slavery. Returning to her hometown of Eatonville, Florida, to gather material, Zora Neale Hurston recalls "a hilarious night with a pinch of everything social mixed with the storytelling." Set intimately within the social context of black life, the stories, "big old lies," songs, Vodou customs, and superstitions recorded in these pages capture the imagination and bring back to life the humor and wisdom that is the unique heritage of African Americans.

12 Every Tongue Got to Confess

Author : Zora Neale Hurston
Genre :  Literary Criticism  Books  Fiction & Literature  Nonfiction  Social Science 
Price :  $10.99
Release Date :  2009-10-13
Description :  Every Tongue Got to Confess is an extensive volume of African American folklore that Zora Neale Hurston collected on her travels through the Gulf States in the late 1920s.<br />The bittersweet and often hilarious tales -- which range from longer narratives about God, the Devil, white folk, and mistaken identity to witty one-liners -- reveal attitudes about faith, love, family, slavery, race, and community. Together, this collection of nearly 500 folktales weaves a vibrant tapestry that celebrates African American life in the rural South and represents a major part of Zora Neale Hurston's literary legacy.

13 Jonah's Gourd Vine

Author : Zora Neale Hurston
Genre :  Literary  Books  Fiction & Literature  African American 
Price :  $8.99
Release Date :  2009-10-13
Description :  Jonah's Gourd Vine, Zora Neale Hurston's first novel, originally published in 1934, tells the story of John Buddy Pearson, "a living exultation" of a young man who loves too many women for his own good. Lucy, his long-suffering wife, is his true love, but there's also Mehaley and Big 'Oman, as well as the scheming Hattie, who conjures hoodoo spells to ensure his attentions. Even after becoming the popular pastor of Zion Hope, where his sermons and prayers for cleansing rouse the congregation's fervor, John has to confess that though he is a preacher on Sundays, he is a "natchel man" the rest of the week. And so in this sympathetic portrait of a man and his community, Zora Neale Hurston shows that faith, tolerance, and good intentions cannot resolve the tension between the spiritual and the physical. That she makes this age-old dilemma come so alive is a tribute to her understanding of the vagaries of human nature.

14 De Turkey and De Law

Author : Zora Neale Hurston
Genre :  African American  Books  Fiction & Literature 
Price :  Free
Release Date :  1960-01-28
Description :  This version of a 1930 play is from Huston’s original typed manuscript, a dramatization of her short story, “The Bone of Contention.” It describes two men’s conflict over a turkey, but is in reality about their competition for a woman they both love.

15 Moses, Man of the Mountain

Author : Zora Neale Hurston
Genre :  Literary  Books  Fiction & Literature 
Price :  $10.99
Release Date :  2010-05-18
Description :  In this 1939 novel based on the familiar story of the Exodus, Zora Neale Hurston blends the Moses of the Old Testament with the Moses of black folklore and song to create a compelling allegory of power, redemption, and faith. Narrated in a mixture of biblical rhetoric, black dialect, and colloquial English, Hurston traces Moses's life from the day he is launched into the Nile river in a reed basket, to his development as a great magician, to his transformation into the heroic rebel leader, the Great Emancipator. From his dramatic confrontations with Pharaoh to his fragile negotiations with the wary Hebrews, this very human story is told with great humor, passion, and psychological insight—the hallmarks of Hurston as a writer and champion of black culture.

16 Forty Yards

Author : Zora Neale Hurston
Genre :  African American  Books  Fiction & Literature 
Price :  $0.99
Release Date :  2010-01-01
Description :  This is an electronic edition of the complete book complemented by author biography. This book features a table of contents linked to every chapter. The book was designed for optimal navigation on the iPad, PDA, Smartphone, and other electronic readers. It is formatted to display on all electronic devices including the iPad, Smartphones and other Mobile Devices with a small display.

17 Woofing

Author : Zora Neale Hurston
Genre :  African American  Books  Fiction & Literature 
Price :  $0.99
Release Date :  2010-01-01
Description :  This is an electronic edition of the complete book complemented by author biography. This book features a table of contents linked to every chapter. The book was designed for optimal navigation on the iPad, PDA, Smartphone, and other electronic readers. It is formatted to display on all electronic devices including the iPad, Smartphones and other Mobile Devices with a small display.

18 De Turkey and De Law, Poker!, Lawing and Jawing, Forty Yards, and Woofing

Author : Zora Neale Hurston
Genre :  African American  Books  Fiction & Literature 
Price :  $3.99
Release Date :  2010-01-01
Description :  <b>Table of Contents</b><br /><br />Forty Yards<br />Lawing and Jawing<br />Poker!<br />De Turkey and De Law<br />Woofing<br /><br /><b>Appendix</b><br />Zora Neale Hurston Biography

19 De Turkey and De Law

Author : Zora Neale Hurston
Genre :  African American  Books  Fiction & Literature 
Price :  $0.99
Release Date :  2010-01-01
Description :  This is an electronic edition of the complete book complemented by author biography. This book features a table of contents linked to every chapter. The book was designed for optimal navigation on the iPad, PDA, Smartphone, and other electronic readers. It is formatted to display on all electronic devices including the iPad, Smartphones and other Mobile Devices with a small display.

20 Lawing and Jawing

Author : Zora Neale Hurston
Genre :  African American  Books  Fiction & Literature 
Price :  $0.99
Release Date :  2010-01-01
Description :  This is an electronic edition of the complete book complemented by author biography. This book features a table of contents linked to every chapter. The book was designed for optimal navigation on the iPad, PDA, Smartphone, and other electronic readers. It is formatted to display on all electronic devices including the iPad, Smartphones and other Mobile Devices with a small display.

21 Poker!

Author : Zora Neale Hurston
Genre :  African American  Books  Fiction & Literature 
Price :  $0.99
Release Date :  2010-01-01
Description :  This is an electronic edition of the complete book complemented by author biography. This book features a table of contents linked to every chapter. The book was designed for optimal navigation on the iPad, PDA, Smartphone, and other electronic readers. It is formatted to display on all electronic devices including the iPad, Smartphones and other Mobile Devices with a small display.

22 Vor ihren Augen sahen sie Gott

Author : Zora Neale Hurston
Genre :  Fiction & Literature  Books 
Price :  $15.99
Release Date :  2011-08-24
Description :  Florida 1928. In einer einzigen Nacht erzählt Janie ihrer besten Freundin Pheoby wie sie aufbrach, ein anderes Leben zu führen, den viel jüngeren Tea Cake traf, endlich das Glück fand, und was geschah, als der große Hurrikan kam … Von ihrer Reise kehrt Janie als ein neuer Mensch zurück - und mit ihr alle, die ihre Geschichte hören. Der Klassiker aus den USA, zum 120. Geburtstag der Autorin neu übersetzt, gehört zu den schönsten, traurigsten und herzergreifendsten Liebesgeschichten, die je geschrieben wurden.



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