Ask the Tick: What is the oldest book in the MSFT library?


The Tick answers, courtesy of G-man:

 

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Their eyes were watching God

Book
Hurston, Zora Neale. 1937

Editor’s Note: Man, what a good book.

Comments (3)

  1. dave says:

    >Editor’s Note: Man, what a good book.

    really?

    do you fancy sharing a review?

  2. Chance says:

    Who reads hardcopy anymore….honestly?  Purchase, maybe, but actually read?  With e-books and classic literature catalogued and reproduced by the major universities, I’m actually surprised that a book this old hasn’t been digitized….yet.

  3. Peter says:

    I had that book assigned as part of a literature course. That was the year that Hurricane Andrew blew through South Florida (the school was in South FL). People who read the book before the hurricane thought the book was unrealistic, excessively melodramatic and overblown. People who started reading the book *after* Andrew thought the book was realistic and scary. The hurricane described in the book killed about 4000 people around Lake Okeechobee (if you look at an outline of the state of FL, Lake Okeechobee is the bullethole near the bottom).