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THE BLUEST EYE

by Morrison, Toni

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THE BLUEST EYE, Holt, Rinehart & Winston, 1970, first edition, fine in just about fine dust-wrapper. The Nobel laureate's first book.

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’s Inventory #
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Title
THE BLUEST EYE
Author
Morrison, Toni
Book condition
second hand
Edition
First Edition
Publisher
Holt, Rinehart & Winston
Date Published
1970
Keywords
FIRST EDITIONS

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