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The Bluest Eye. by  Toni MORRISON - First Edition - 1970 - from Peter Harrington (SKU: 136567)

The Bluest Eye.

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The Bluest Eye.

by MORRISON, Toni

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  • hardcover
  • First
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About This Item

New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, , 1970. A fine copy Octavo. Original blue cloth-backed grey boards, titles to spine in silver. With the dust jacket. Housed in a custom beige cloth slipcase. Slight discolouration along top and bottom of cloth, bottom edge a little rubbed. Else, a fine copy in the near-fine dust jacket, light overall toning, small creases to flaps. First edition, first printing, of Morrison's highly influential debut novel. In spite of being regularly challenged (the American Library Association ranked it fourth on their list of most challenged books for 2014), it often features on schools' reading lists, and has been adapted several times. Morrison wrote The Bluest Eye whilst working as a senior fiction editor at Random House, waking at 4 am each morning to write before work.

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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Bookseller
Peter Harrington GB (GB)
Bookseller Inventory #
136567
Title
The Bluest Eye.
Author
MORRISON, Toni
Book condition
Used
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston,
Date published
1970

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Peter Harrington

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About Peter Harrington

Peter Harrington is currently offering a normal national and international delivery service unaffected by COVID-19. Peter Harrington first started selling rare and antiquarian books from the Chelsea Antiques Market on London's King's Road in 1969, and have since grown to become one of the largest and best known antiquarian bookshops in Europe. Our shop extends over four floors offering up to 20,000 volumes. We also offer a full bookbinding and restoration service, and are members of the ABA and ILAB.

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First Edition
In book collecting, the first edition is the earliest published form of a book. A book may have more than one first edition in...[more]
Cloth
"Cloth-bound" generally refers to a hardcover book with cloth covering the outside of the book covers. The cloth is stretched...[more]
fine
A book in fine condition exhibits no flaws. A fine condition book closely approaches As New condition, but may lack the...[more]
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]
octavo
Another of the terms referring to page or book size, octavo refers to a standard printer's sheet folded four times, producing...[more]
jacket
Sometimes used as another term for dust jacket, a protective and often decorative wrapper, usually made of paper which wraps...[more]
flap(s)
The portion of a book cover or cover jacket that folds into the book from front to back.  The flap can contain biographical...[more]

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