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The Bluest Eye by  Toni MORRISON - First - 1970 - from Argosy Book Store (SKU: 216547)

The Bluest Eye

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The Bluest Eye

by MORRISON, Toni

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  • near fine
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Condition
near fine/near fine
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New York, New York
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About This Item

New York: Holt Rinehart, 1970. First. hardcover. near fine/near fine. 8vo, cloth backed boards, d.w. (slightly browned). New York: Holt, Rinehart, (1970). First Edition. A near fine copy of her uncommon first book, inscribed, "To.... from Toni 11.13.1971 Thank you for all the poetry, sensibility and common sense. First issue dust wrapper, with $5.95 & 10/70 on front flap.

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
Argosy Book Store US (US)
Bookseller Inventory #
216547
Title
The Bluest Eye
Author
MORRISON, Toni
Format/binding
Hardcover
Book condition
Used - near fine
Jacket condition
near fine
Quantity available
1
Edition
First
Publisher
Holt Rinehart
Place of Publication
New York
Date published
1970

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Argosy Book Store

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About Argosy Book Store

We are a large retail store, with 6 floors of out-of-print and rare books, (including, Americana, modern first editions, history of medicine and science), antique maps and prints, autograph manuscripts, letters & signatures.

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