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The Gilded Six-Bits Summary
Zora Neale Hurston

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The Gilded Six-Bits Summary

Introduction

Zora Neale Hurston's "The Gilded Six-Bits" was published in Story magazine in 1933, when Hurston was a relative newcomer on the literary scene. The well-known publisher Bertram Lippincott read the story and liked it so much that he wrote to Hurston and asked if she was working on a novel. She wasn't, but, eager for a book deal, she told him that she was, and, three months later, presented him with the manuscript of her first novel, Jonah's Gourd Vine.

Hurston, a noted talent and personality of the cultural movement known as the Harlem Renaissance, went on to greater success with the publication of her second novel, Their Eyes Were Watching God, in 1937, but later fell into obscurity and eventually died in poverty. Though it was pivotal to her career, "The Gilded Six-Bits" was not re printed until renewed scholarly interest in Hurston led to the publication of a compilation...

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