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Jonah's Gourd Vine
Jonah's Gourd Vine
Author: Zora Neale Hurston, Henry Louis Gates
ISBN-13: 9780060916510
ISBN-10: 0060916516
Publication Date: 2/28/1990
Pages: 256
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.

3.5 stars, based on 8 ratings
Publisher: Perennial
Book Type: Paperback
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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.
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John Buddy is de bestest lookin in de South. A hard worker, he gits hisself some edacatin fawls in luv, has lots of chillin. Eventually he becomes a preacher to rival Elmer Gantry, in more ways than one: altho he do seem to best him in philanderin. Evry omans wants hisself; most gits im. Okay, if you make it this far through the Southern Negro dialect of the late 1800s-early 1900s, you have a shot at understanding this novel, as it is predominately dialog. Its a great book by a long forgotten author.
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This is a good book. It was my second time around reading it. Zora Neal Hurston was an excellent story teller. The story tells about a man who becomes a minister whom has all the human issues that everyone struggle with. If the truth be told.