Vintage Hardcover "Seraph on the Sewanee” by Zora Neale Hurston (First Edition, 1948
This is a vintage first edition hardcover woven copy of “Seraph on the Sewanee” Zora Neale Hurston’s last-published novel from 1948. Book is structurally in good condition, with some fading and stains consistent with usage. This is an editorial copy and there’s a sticker in the front pages to indicate publication date and price. See photos. 311 pages.
About: ‘Seraph on the Sewanee’ was Hurston’s last published novel, and was written after her publisher rejected two novels about black characters. From the publisher: “Acclaimed for her pitch-perfect accounts of rural black life and culture, Zora Neale Hurston explores new territory with her novel Seraph on the Suwanee—a story of two people at once deeply in love and deeply at odds, set among the community of "Florida Crackers" (read: white folks) at the turn of the twentieth century. Full of insights into the nature of love, attraction, faith, and loyalty, it follows young Arvay Henson, convinced she will never find true happiness, as she defends herself from unwanted suitors with hysterical fits and religious fervor. But into her life comes bright and enterprising Jim Meserve, who knows that Arvay is the woman for him, and nothing she can do will dissuade him.