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The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison - Signed First Edition - 1979 - from Scorpion Press (SKU: 36)

The Bluest Eye

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The Bluest Eye

by Toni Morrison

  • Used
  • hardcover
  • Signed
  • First
Condition
Very Fine/Fine
ISBN 10
0701123745
ISBN 13
9780701123741
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About This Item

This is the first edition (British) of the late Toni Morrison's first novel. She signed the book at the Hay Festival in 2014.

This copy is unread and looks as new because it has been in a collection for over thirty years. The book has a faint hint of dust on the top edge o/w clean, sound and square binding. The jacket has no external imperfections. Inside it has a price sticker to front flap, the inside of the jacket has a few fox marks, but are faint and do not show through to the exterior. A good a copy as one is likely to find.

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.

Read more: Identifying first editions of The Bluest Eye

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Details

Bookseller
Scorpion Press GB (GB)
Bookseller Inventory #
36
Title
The Bluest Eye
Author
Toni Morrison
Format/binding
Blue cloth over boards
Book condition
Used - Very Fine
Jacket condition
Fine
Quantity available
1
Edition
First British ed.
Binding
Hardcover
ISBN 10
0701123745
ISBN 13
9780701123741
Publisher
Chatto & Windus
Place of Publication
London
Date published
1979
Keywords
Classic, Literature, Black Literature, Identity
Size
Demi

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Scorpion Press

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About Scorpion Press

Bookseller in the late 1980's selling via catalogues and fairs. Then migrated to publishing special editions as Scorpion Press. Over 100 titles published including major crime and mystery authors: Dick Francis, Colin Dexter, Ruth Rendell, Ian Rankin, Bernard Cornwell, Len Deighton. Now concentrating on leather rebindings in runs of twelve copies - signed on an author profile page.

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First Edition
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