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THE BLUEST EYE

by Morrison, Toni

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About This Item

London: Chatto & Windus, 1979. First U.K. Edition. First Impression. Octavo (20.5cm); blue paper-covered boards, with titles stamped in gilt on spine; dustjacket; [vi],164,[6]pp. Fine in a Fine dustjacket, unclipped, with publisher's £8.95 price sticker over the printed price. A pristine copy of the Nobel Prize-winning author's first book, originally published by Holt, Rinehart, and Winston in 1970. A powerful novel, told from various perspectives, centered around themes of beauty, religion, racial identity, and Black girlhood.

Synopsis

The Bluest Eye is a 1970 novel by American author Toni Morrison. It is Morrison's first novel, written while Morrison was teaching at Howard University and was raising her two sons on her own. The story is about a year in the life of a young black girl in Lorain, Ohio named Pecola Breedlove. It takes place against the backdrop of America's Midwest as well as in the years following the Great Depression.  Brutal in its depictions of racism, incest, and child molestation, The Bluest Eye has remained on the often-challenged and banned books list almost every year since its publication.

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Bookseller
Captain Ahab's Rare Books US (US)
Bookseller Inventory #
4369
Title
THE BLUEST EYE
Author
Morrison, Toni
Book condition
Used
Quantity available
1
Edition
First U.K. Edition
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
Chatto & Windus
Place of Publication
London
Date published
1979

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Founded in 2010, Captain Ahab's Rare Books specializes in first editions of literature, genre fiction, film-related books and ephemera, zines, manuscript and archival material.

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gilt
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octavo
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