The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison [FIRST EDITION / 1970]

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The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison


1970 First Edition / Third Printing of Toni Morrison's debut novel.

Missing dust jacket.  Excellent reading copy of this rare first edition with some soiling / edge wear to cover.  Gilded title on spine. 

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