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The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison - First Edition - 1970 - from North Books: Used & Rare (SKU: [S]L475)

The Bluest Eye

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The Bluest Eye

by Toni Morrison

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  • hardcover
  • First
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About This Item

New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1970. Hardcover. Stated First Edition: with requisite $5.95 and 1070 present on the dust jacket flap. 12mo. 164pp. VERY GOOD in Very Good dust jacket protected in a removable mylar cover. The book itself shows marginal shelf rubbing and toning of the edges, just a hint of dust spotting to the text-block edges, otherwise the binding is strong and tight, the text is clean and unmarked, and the boards are bright and distinct. The dust jacket shows just a hint of shelf rubbing of the edges, is lightly toned, a very short closed tear at the bottommost of the spine, the occasional small scuff, otherwise is bright, colorful and distinct. As pictured.

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
North Books: Used & Rare US (US)
Bookseller Inventory #
[S]L475
Title
The Bluest Eye
Author
Toni Morrison
Format/binding
Hardcover
Book condition
Used
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
Holt, Rinehart and Winston
Place of Publication
New York
Date published
1970

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Glossary

Some terminology that may be used in this description includes:

12mo
A duodecimo is a book approximately 7 by 4.5 inches in size, or similar in size to a contemporary mass market paperback....[more]
tight
Used to mean that the binding of a book has not been overly loosened by frequent use.
spine
The outer portion of a book which covers the actual binding. The spine usually faces outward when a book is placed on a shelf....[more]
jacket
Sometimes used as another term for dust jacket, a protective and often decorative wrapper, usually made of paper which wraps...[more]
edges
The collective of the top, fore and bottom edges of the text block of the book, being that part of the edges of the pages of a...[more]
rubbing
Abrasion or wear to the surface. Usually used in reference to a book's boards or dust-jacket.

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