Toni Morrison

The Bluest Eye

originally published:
New York : Holt, Rinehart and Winston

We offered this copy of the first edition in our Catalog 86.


  • First Book(1970)

reference info

bio notes:
born: 2/18/1931
born as: Chloe Anthony Wofford
nationality: USA

African-American writer noted for her examination of the black experience, particularly the experience of women within the black community. She received the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1993. - Merriam-Webster's Encyclopedia of Literature

Collecting tips:

Nobel Prize-winner Morrison's first two books are her most sought after: The Bluest Eye (1970) is very uncommon, especially in fine condition. Sula (1974) turns up more often, but for some reason the binder seems to have over applied the binder's glue, resulting in problems with the endpapers, including misgluing the pastedowns, or gluing the free endpapers flat to the pastedowns. These are surprisingly common flaws, so don't forget, check the endpapers.

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