“One of the greatest writers of our time.”—Toni Morrison
Available together for the first time in one specially designed boxed set, ten repackaged paperback editions of Zora Neale Hurston’s classic works—each featuring a striking cover envisioned by a star contemporary Black artist, including Charly Palmer, Toyin Ojih Odutola, and more.
Zora Neale Hurston’s work brilliantly captured the experience of American Black life in the early twentieth century and transformed the boundaries of modern literature. This boxed set features the best of her fiction and nonfiction in one extraordinary, giftable package.
Zora Neale Hurston Boxed Set includes:
Dust Tracks on a Road—an intimate and insightful memoir of Zora’s childhood in the rural South and her rise to prominence during the Harlem Renaissance
Jonah’s Gourd Vine—a novel about a young man who loves too many women
Mules and Men—an oral history of Black American folklore featuring sermons, songs, sayings, and tall tales since the days of enslavement
Tell My Horse—an insider look at the voodoo culture of Haiti and Jamaica of the 1930s
The Complete Stories—a collection of Zora’s most popular short fiction
Every Tongue Got to Confess—an anthology of folktales that recounts the voices of ordinary people and celebrates the richness of Black vernacular
Moses, Man of the Mountain—a compelling allegory of power, redemption, and faith that blends the Moses of the Old Testament with the Moses of black folklore and song
Seraph on the Suwanee—a novel examining a complicated marriage
Mule Bone—a three-act play written with Langston Hughes that explores life in a rural Southern black community
Their Eyes Were Watching God—the Southern love story that is the most highly acclaimed novel in the African-American literary canon
A tribute to one of our greatest writers and a major figure in the Harlem Renaissance, Zora Neale Hurston Boxed Set is essential for devoted collectors of her writing, an opportunity for fans to rediscover her genius, and a rich wellspring for readers new to her canon.
About the Author
Zora Neale Hurston was a novelist, folklorist, and anthropologist. An author of four novels (Jonah’s Gourd Vine, 1934; Their Eyes Were Watching God, 1937; Moses, Man of the Mountain, 1939; and Seraph on the Suwanee, 1948); two books of folklore (Mules and Men, 1935, and Tell My Horse, 1938); an autobiography (Dust Tracks on a Road, 1942); and over fifty short stories, essays, and plays. She attended Howard University, Barnard College and Columbia University, and was a graduate of Barnard College in 1927. She was born on January 7, 1891, in Notasulga, Alabama, and grew up in Eatonville, Florida. She died in Fort Pierce, in 1960. In 1973, Alice Walker had a headstone placed at her gravesite with this epitaph: “Zora Neale Hurston: A Genius of the South.”