search for books and compare prices
cover image
Every Tongue Got to Confess: Negro Folk Tales of the Gulf States
By Zora Neale Hurston, Ruby Dee (narrator), John Edgar Wideman (introduced by), Ossie Davis (narrator) and Carla Kaplan (editor)
Price
Store
Arrives
Preparing
Shipping
The price is the lowest for any condition, which may be new or used; other conditions may also be available. Rental copies must be returned at the end of the designated period, and may involve a deposit.
Jump down to see edition details for: Cassette/Spoken Word
Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Harperaudio
Publication date December 1, 2001
Binding Cassette/Spoken Word
Edition Unabridged
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9780694526451
ISBN-10 0694526452
Dimensions 2.75 by 4 by 5.75 in.
Weight 0.50 lbs.
Availability§ Publisher Out of Stock Indefinitely
Original list price $34.95
Other format details audio
§As reported by publisher
Summaries and Reviews
Summary
Recently discovered, this first new book to be published by the master of African-American folklore in more than fifty years features an abundance of folktales about love, slavery, faith, family, race, and community, collected in the late 1920s, that represent a large part of the author's literary legacy and detail African-American life in the rural South.
Amazon.com description: Product Description:

African-American folklore was Zora Neale Hurston's first love. Collected in the late 1920's Every Tongue Got to Confess, from the celebrated author of Their Eyes Were Watching God, is published here for the first time, beautifully performed by Ruby Dee and Ossie Davis.

Hilarious, bittersweet, and often saucy, these folk-tales provide a verdant slice of African-American life in the rural South at the turn of the twentieth century. They capture the heart and soul of the vital, independent, and creative community that so inspired Zora Neale Hurston.

In Every Tongue Got to Confess, Hurston records, with uncanny precision, the voices of ordinary people -and no two actors better capture this world than Ruby Dee and Ossie Davis. They pay tribute to the richness of Black vernacular -- its crisp self-awareness, singular wit, and improvisational wordplay. These folk-tales reflect the joys and sorrows of the African-American experience, celebrate the redemptive power of storytelling, and showcase the continuous presence in America of an Afticanized language that flourishes to this day.

Performed by Ruby Dee and Ossie Davis

Editions
Cassette/Spoken Word
Book cover for 9780694526451
 
The price comparison is for this edition
Unabridged edition from Harperaudio (December 1, 2001)
9780694526451 | details & prices | 4.00 × 5.75 × 2.75 in. | 0.50 lbs | List price $34.95
About: A book of folktales about love, slavery, faith, family, race, and community, collected in the late 1920s, represents a large part of the author's literary legacy and details African American life in the rural South.

Pricing is shown for items sent to or within the U.S., excluding shipping and tax. Please consult the store to determine exact fees. No warranties are made express or implied about the accuracy, timeliness, merit, or value of the information provided. Information subject to change without notice. isbn.nu is not a bookseller, just an information source.