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.

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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

The Bluest Eye: A Novel

by Morrison, Toni

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Book Club (BCE/BOMC)
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1970
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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 about this item
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The Bluest Eye: Toni Morrison

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by Morrison, Toni

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by Morrison, Toni

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by Morrison, Toni

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1970
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New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1970. First Edition. Near Fine/Near Fine. First edition stated, first printing. Signed by Toni Morrison and inscribed to a former owner on the front free endpaper. Bound in publisher's original paper boards over blue cloth spine lettered in silver. Near Fine with light toning to contents. In a Near Fine unclipped dust… Read more about this item
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New York: Holt Rinehart & Winston, 1970. First edition of Morrison's classic first book. Octavo, original half cloth. Boldly signed by Toni Morrison on the title page. Near fine in a very good first issue dust jacket with the $5.95 price and 1070 on the bottom of front flap, with some expert restoration. Dust jacket design by Herb Lubalin… Read more about this item
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The Bluest Eye

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1994
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New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1970. First Edition. Near Fine/Near Fine. First edition stated, first printing. A review copy with publisher's slip laid in. Bound in publisher's original paper boards over blue cloth spine lettered in silver. Near Fine with slight roll to the spine, light toning to edges. In a Near Fine unclipped dust jacket with… Read more about this item
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by Morrison, Toni

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The Bluest Eye

by Morrison, Toni

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1993
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Knopf, 1993. Hard cover wit. Used: Good. 5x0x7. Prompt shipment, with tracking. we ship in CLEAN SECURE NEW boxes Contemporary Fiction; good hardcover with dustjacket; first edition; deckled; some slight foxing top edge dustjacket; dustjacket tips bumped; clean pages; prompt shipping with tracking.
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The Bluest Eye

by Morrison, Toni

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1993-12-28
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The Bluest Eye

by Toni Morrison

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1994
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Penguin Publishing Group, 1994. Paperback. Good. Pages can have notes/highlighting. Spine may show signs of wear. ~ ThriftBooks: Read More, Spend Less.Dust jacket quality is not guaranteed.
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The Bluest Eye

by Morrison, Toni

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1970
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Hardcover
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The Bluest Eye: A Novel

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Book Club
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1970
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Blue and beige boards with metallic-blue writing on spine; bottom of book spine rumpled. Very slight foxing/staining on top page edges; slight shelf wear on top and bottom of dust jacket spine. Author's picture on back dust jacket; 0977 on bottom of front dust jacket flap. Book has overall tight binding and pages still look in excellent condition. Book Club Edition,… Read more about this item
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The Bluest Eye

by Toni Morrison

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The Bluest Eye

by Toni Morrison

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The Bluest Eye (Vintage International)

by Morrison, Toni

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Reprint
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The Bluest Eye: A Novel

by Morrison, Toni

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Fine
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1st Edition
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1970
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Hardcover
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9780030850745
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Holt, Rinehart and Winston. Third Printing. Signed by the author on the title page. Second issue DJ. Unclipped DJ in archival cover. . Fine. Hardcover. 1st Edition. 1970.
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