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The Bluest Eye by  Toni Morrison - First Edition - 1970 - from citynightsbooks (SKU: 9111)

The Bluest Eye

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The Bluest Eye

by Morrison, Toni

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  • very good
  • Hardcover
  • First
Condition
Very Good/Very Good
ISBN 10
0030850746
ISBN 13
9780030850745
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Holt Rinehart Winston, 1970. Blue cloth spine over grey boards, gilt titles. Stated first edition. Very good with splashed coffeestain at bottom foreedge (affecting page edges and endsheet corners), light spotting at top edge. First state DJ also very good with aging, edgewear at head of spine, 1" tear at bottom rear flap fold. Flap price of $5.95, DJ code of 1070. Rare. 164 pp.. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. 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
citynightsbooks US (US)
Bookseller Inventory #
9111
Title
The Bluest Eye
Author
Morrison, Toni
Format/binding
Hardcover
Book condition
Used - Very Good
Jacket condition
Very Good
Edition
First Edition
Binding
Hardcover
ISBN 10
0030850746
ISBN 13
9780030850745
Publisher
Holt Rinehart Winston
Place of Publication
New York
Date published
1970
Bookseller catalogs
Fiction; Literary Firsts;

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