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The Bluest Eye

by Morrison, Toni

  • Used
  • near fine
  • hardcover
  • First
Condition
Near Fine/Very Good
ISBN 10
0701123745
ISBN 13
9780701123741
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London: Chatto and Windus, 1979. 1st Edition . Hardcover. Near Fine/Very Good. Very nice copy of the first British edition of Morrison's debut novel, published nine years after the U.S. edition. Near fine book with pushing to spine ends and ownership signature on ffep. Jacket is very good with some foxing to edges and rear inner flap. Corners show light wear, and jacket is price clipped.

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
Peruse the Stacks US (US)
Bookseller Inventory #
001971
Title
The Bluest Eye
Author
Morrison, Toni
Format/binding
Hardcover
Book condition
Used - Near Fine
Jacket condition
Very Good
Quantity available
1
Edition
1st Edition
Binding
Hardcover
ISBN 10
0701123745
ISBN 13
9780701123741
Publisher
Chatto and Windus
Place of Publication
London
Date published
1979

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price clipped
When a book is described as price-clipped, it indicates that the portion of the dust jacket flap that has the publisher's...[more]
edges
The collective of the top, fore and bottom edges of the text block of the book, being that part of the edges of the pages of a...[more]
ffep
A common abbreviation for Front Free EndPaper. Generally, it is the first page of a book and is part of a single sheet that...[more]
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