This book was gifted in 1944 by Professor J. Ames to the library of a college in Illinois. College library marks inside front and back cover; reference number marked near bottom of spine.Interior pages appear uniformly clean and unmarked. For additional guidance, please review the listing photos, as well as our exceptional customer feedback history.
Your satisfaction is our top priority. 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. 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.
A bold and beautiful book, many a page priceless and unforgettable. This item is in the category "Books & Magazines\Antiquarian & Collectible".
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