"One of the most important and enduring books of the twentieth century": First Edition of Their Eyes Were Watching God

  • Their Eyes Were Watching God.

Their Eyes Were Watching God.

Item Number: 5018

Philadelphia: J.B. Lippincott, 1937.

First edition. Octavo, original cloth. Small gift inscription to the front free endpaper, near fine in a very good dust jacket with a few small chips and dampstain to the spine crown. Rare in the original dust jacket and in this condition.

"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).