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The Bluest Eye

by Morrison, Toni

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  • Hardcover
  • First
Condition
Very Good+/Very Good
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About This Item

Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1970. Book. Very Good+. Hardcover. 1st Edition. Stated First Edition. Browning to top page edges. Small previous owner embossed stamp to half-title page. Word in red oil pen about three-inches long to rear end paper $5.95 price on jacket with 1070 on bottom of front jacket flap. Browning to white portion of jacket. Very shallow chip to top of jacket on spine and four short tears to jacket. Creasing to front flap of jacket..

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
Jay W. Nelson, Bookseller US (US)
Bookseller Inventory #
071857
Title
The Bluest Eye
Author
Morrison, Toni
Format/binding
Hardcover
Book condition
Used - Very Good+
Jacket condition
Very Good
Edition
1st Edition
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
Holt, Rinehart and Winston
Date published
1970

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About the Seller

Jay W. Nelson, Bookseller

Seller rating:
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Biblio.co.uk member since: 2013
Austin, Minnesota
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About Jay W. Nelson, Bookseller

We have been selling books for over 15 years. We specialize in Americana, First Edition Literature, Golf, History, Railroad, Chess Medical, Western Americana, Mysteries, Economic History, Poetry, Aviation, Ornithology, Minnesota, Horses, Genealogy and Military Books.

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First Edition
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spine
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