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The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison - First Edition - 1979 - from Capitol Hill Books (SKU: 6081)

The Bluest Eye

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The Bluest Eye

by Toni Morrison

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Condition
Very Good
ISBN 10
0701123745
ISBN 13
9780701123741
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London: Chatto & Windus, 1979. Very Good. London: Chatto & Windus, 1979. First U.K. Edition. Octavo. 164 pages. Lacks dust jacket. Blue cloth with spine stamped in silver. Light wear to spine ends and corners. Spine a bit rolled with a vertical crease running its length. Binding is sound. Aside from some erased pencil markings, interior is clean and unmarked. First British Edition of the author's first book, published nine years after the U.S. Edition.

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.

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Bookseller
Capitol Hill Books US (US)
Bookseller Inventory #
6081
Title
The Bluest Eye
Author
Toni Morrison
Book condition
Used - Very Good
Quantity available
1
Binding
Unknown
ISBN 10
0701123745
ISBN 13
9780701123741
Publisher
Chatto & Windus
Place of Publication
London
Date published
1979

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About Capitol Hill Books

Capitol Hill Books is a used bookstore in the Eastern Market neighborhood of Washington, DC. We have three floors of quality used books, first editions, and rare books.

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rolled
rolled spine or spine rolled. Damage to a book created by pressure to the spine making it fold or crease in the cover. Damage...[more]
Cloth
"Cloth-bound" generally refers to a hardcover book with cloth covering the outside of the book covers. The cloth is stretched...[more]
jacket
Sometimes used as another term for dust jacket, a protective and often decorative wrapper, usually made of paper which wraps...[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]
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]

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