The Bluest Eye

by Morrison, Toni

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.

First Edition Identification and Notes

Quite scarce! Morrison's first novel was published by Holt Rinehart Winston in New York, 1970. The first edition is stated on the copyright page, and the jacket is priced at $5.95.

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THE BLUEST EYE: A NOVEL - ERICA JONG'S COPY, SIGNED

by Morrison, Toni

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1970
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First Edition
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New York: Holt, Rinehart & Winston, 1970. First Edition. The Nobel Prize-winning author's powerful first novel, set in her home town of Lorain, Ohio in the aftermath of the Great Depression. Told from various perspectives, the novel is centered around the difficult life and many troubles of a young Black girl name Pecola Breedlove, touching on themes of beauty,… Read more
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THE BLUEST EYE: A Novel

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New York: Holt, Rinehart, and Winston, (1970). First edition. SIGNED INVITATION TO PRIVATE RECEPTION IN HONOR OF MORRISON HAVING BEEN AWARDED THE NOBEL PRIZE LAID IN. Near fine in near fine dust jacket with two closed tears to upper edge front panel. TOGETHER WITH A SIGNED COPY OF the original program for the corresponding event, "AN EVENING WITH TONI… Read more
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1970
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first
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Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1970. first. hardcover. fine/near fine. First edition, as stated on copyright page. Signed by author on a laid-in bookplate. Book fine, with former owner's name stamp on half-title page. Dust jacket near fine, minor tanning, small closed tear at top of front panel, minor wrinkle at bottom of rear panel. Housed in a custom-made… Read more
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1970
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First Edition
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New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1970. First Edition. Near Fine/Near Fine. First edition stated, first printing. Near Fine with light sunning to edges of boards and light toning to pages. In a Near Fine unclipped dust jacket with streaks of browning as typically seen with this dust jacket, but in general a much, much nicer copy than… Read more
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The Bluest Eye

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1970
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Stated First Edition with no mention of subsequent printings (First Printing), in the first issue dust jacket with the 1070 code on the bottom of the front flap; A Near Fine book in a Very Good dust jacket. SIGNED by the author on a bookplate affixed to the half title page. An outstanding copy of this novel by the Pulitzer… Read more
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THE BLUEST EYE

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1970
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First Edition
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1970
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First Edition
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New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1970. First Edition. Very Good/Very Good. First edition stated, first printing. Bound in publisher's original paper-covered boards over blue spine cloth lettered in silver. Very Good with lean to binding, toning to top edge of covers. Several small stains to textblock edge, light tobacco smoke odor to pages. In a Very Good… Read more
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The Bluest Eye: A Novel

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1970
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9780030850745
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The Bluest Eye

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1970
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New York: Holt Rinehart Winston, 1970. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. Third printing. Corners a bit bumped, sunning at the edges of the boards, and small stain on the foredge, elsevery good in very good dust jacket with old internally repaired tears and a faint stain along the top of the rear panel. A landmark book and one of… Read more
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The Bluest Eye

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9780307941138
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The Bluest Eye

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The Bluest Eye

by Morrison, Toni

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1979
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Near Fine
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1st Edition
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9780701123741
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London: Chatto and Windus, 1979. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/Very Good. Very nice copy of the first British edition of Morrison's debut novel, published nine years after the U.S. edition. Near fine book with pushing to spine ends and ownership signature on ffep. Jacket is very good with some foxing to edges and rear inner flap. Corners show… Read more
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The Bluest Eye: A Novel

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1970
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Book Club (BCE/BOMC)
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9780030850745
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Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1970. 3rd printing, quarter cloth binding Book Club hardcover in a jacket. Crisp and unmarked, NF/VG. 164pp. Afterword from 1993. Very nice jacket does have a small bit of scratching to back panel, now in a new mylar cover. Photo of Morrison on back.. Book Club (BCE/BOMC). Hardcover. Near Fine/Very Good.… Read more
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Bluest Eye

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The Bluest Eye (G K Hall Large Print Book Series)

by Toni Morrison

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9780783888156
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The Bluest Eye: A Novel

by Toni Morrison

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1970
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Book Club
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9780030850745
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Blue and beige boards with blue writing on spine; top corner and back boards has bump. Top and bottom of book spine rumpled; 3 small stains on first interior page. Shelf wear on bottom of dust jacket spine; author's picture on back dust jacket. Book has overall tight binding and rest of pages still look in excellent condition. Book Club… Read more
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The Bluest Eye: A Novel

by Morrison, Toni

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1970-06-01
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9780030850745
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The Bluest Eye

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1990-01-01
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9780330305013
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The Bluest Eye

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1993
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9780375411557
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The Bluest Eye

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1993
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The Bluest Eye

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1993
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The Bluest Eye

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1993
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9780375411557
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Bluest Eye

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9780783888156
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The Bluest Eye (G K Hall Large Print Book Series)

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The Bluest Eye

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2005-09-06
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9780452287068
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The Bluest Eye

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1993-01-01
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9780679433736
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The Bluest Eye

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1999-03-04
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9780099759911
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The Bluest Eye (Chinese Edition)

by Toni Morrison

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9787544257206
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Chatto & Windus. London. 1993. 0701162082. Hardcover, 8vo, 164pp. Unclipped jacket (now in protective sleeve) very good with very slight shelfwear. Boards and contents near fine with fine booklet to rear. .
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The Bluest Eye (Vintage International)

by Morrison, Toni

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2007-05-08
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9780307278449
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The Bluest Eye

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1993-12-28
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The Bluest Eye

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1994-01-01
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9780451183675
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The Bluest Eye: A Novel

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9780030850745
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The Bluest Eye: A Novel

by Toni Morrison

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1970-06-01
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Used:Good
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9780030850745
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THE BLUEST EYE

by MORRISON, TONI

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PUB 1994
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The Bluest Eye

by Toni Morrison

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9780671823238
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BLUEST EYE

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The Bluest Eye

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1994
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Fair
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Underlined, Notations
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The bluest eye

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The Bluest Eye

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The Bluest Eye

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1994
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2007-01-01
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