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The Bluest Eye.

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The Bluest Eye.

by MORRISON, Toni

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  • hardcover
  • First
Condition
Ink inscription to verso of rear free endpaper; ink name to front free endpaper; otherwise a very good copy with a little dust-s
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About This Item

New York:: Holt Rinehart & Winston,, [1970].. First edition.. publisher's cloth-backed boards in dust jacket. . Ink inscription to verso of rear free endpaper; ink name to front free endpaper; otherwise a very good copy with a little dust-soiling to the cloth. In a bright, unchipped jacket with one tiny closed tear and a small brown stain to the bottom of the spine.. 8vo,. Author'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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Details

Bookseller
Jeffrey H. Marks Rare Books US (US)
Bookseller Inventory #
52991
Title
The Bluest Eye.
Author
MORRISON, Toni
Format/binding
Publisher's cloth-backed boards in dust jacket.
Book condition
Used - Ink inscription to verso of rear free endpaper; ink name to front free endpaper; otherwise a very good copy with a little dust-s
Edition
First edition.
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
Holt Rinehart & Winston,
Place of Publication
New York:
Date published
[1970].
Pages
164 pp.
Size
8vo,

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All books are returnable within ten days if returned in the same condition as sent. New York residents please add 8% sales tax. All items guaranteed. Members ABAA, ILAB.

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Jeffrey H. Marks Rare Books

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Cloth
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verso
The page bound on the left side of a book, opposite to the recto page.
spine
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jacket
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