The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison [1970 HARDCOVER] • Holt, Rinehart & Winston

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The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison


Rare [preumably book club] re-print of the classic Toni Morrison novel.  Number line on copyright page suggests a 3rd printing of the original hardcover First Edition, with cloth bound boards and alternate jacket art. 

Hardcover with dust jacket in very good condition. 

Some very faint water stains to an otherwise very attractive dust jacket. Now housed in a new HQ brodart jacket protector. 

Book itself is excellent; looks and reads like new! 

Pecola Breedlove, a young black girl, is mocked for the dark skin, curly hair, and brown eyes that set her apart, she yearns for normalcy, for the blond hair and blue eyes that she believes will allow her to finally fit in. Yet as her dream grows more fervent, her life slowly starts to disintegrate in the face of adversity and strife. A powerful examination of our obsession with beauty and conformity, Toni Morrison's virtuosic first novel asks powerful questions about race, class, and gender with the subtlety and grace that have always characterized her writing.  - Bookshop Apocalypse