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The Bluest Eye by  Toni MORRISON - Signed First Edition - 1970 - from Sawtooth Books (SKU: 28483)

The Bluest Eye

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The Bluest Eye

by MORRISON, Toni

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About This Item

New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1970. First edition. hardcover. hardcover. First edition. The author's first novel, A very good copy in a very good dust jacket. First issue dust wrapper, with the price of $5.95 and 10/70 on front flap.Some toning to the front and rear panels of the jacket. Evidence of staining that affect the spine of the book and page edges and extends to the bottom half of the jacket spine. Nevertheless, a presentable copy of this important debut novel by Toni Morrison, who would later win the Nobel Prize for Literature and the Pulitzer Prize. She was the author of Beloved, Tar Baby and numerous other novels. Signed by Morrison on the title page. Signed by the author.

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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Details

Bookseller
Sawtooth Books US (US)
Bookseller Inventory #
28483
Title
The Bluest Eye
Author
MORRISON, Toni
Format/binding
Hardcover
Book condition
Used
Quantity available
1
Edition
First edition
Publisher
Holt, Rinehart and Winston
Place of Publication
New York
Date published
1970
Keywords
black literature, Nobel Prize, first book

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First Edition
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jacket
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edges
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spine
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title page
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