The Bluest Eye

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The Bluest Eye

Format:  Paperback,

206 pages

Publisher: Random House Inc

Publish Date: May 2007

ISBN-13: 9780307278449

ISBN-10: 0307278441

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Pecola Breedlove, a young black girl, prays every day for beauty. Mocked by other children 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.

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Publisher: Random House Inc
Publish Date: May 2007
ISBN-13: 9780307278449
ISBN-10: 0307278441
Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 206
Shipping Weight (in pounds): 0.55
Product in Inches (L x W x H): 5.25 x 8.0 x 0.75
Walmart No.: 307278441

About the author

Biography of Morrison, Toni

Toni Morrison was born in Lorain, Ohio on February 18, 1931. She received a B.A. in English from Howard University in 1953 and a master's degree in English from Cornell University in 1955 with her thesis on the theme of suicide in modern literature. She taught at several universities including Texas Southern University, Howard University, and Princeton University. Her first novel, The Bluest Eye, was published in 1970. Her other works include Sula, Tar Baby, Jazz, Paradise, Love, A Mercy, and Home.

She has won several awards including the National Book Critics Circle Award for 1977 for Song of Solomon, the Pulitzer Prize for Beloved in 1987, the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1993, and the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2012. She also co-wrote children's books with her younger son, Slade Morrison, including The Big Box, The Book of Mean People, and Peeny Butter Fudge.

Reviews

Review by Library Journal (1994-11-15)

No doubt spurred on by Morrison's winning of the 1993 Nobel prize for literature, Plume is releasing trade paperback editions of her novels, beginning with this title (LJ 11/1/70). These editions also include a new afterword by the author.

Review by Library Journal (1994-04-15)

To commemorate Morrison's winning the Nobel Prize for Literature, Knopf here republishes her full canon of novels. This edition of The Bluest Eye (1970) contains a new afterword by the author. The boxed set also includes The Bluest Eye, along with Sula (1974), Song of Solomon (1977), Tar Baby (1981), Beloved (1987), and Jazz (1992). If your originals are shot, the boxed set is an easy way to replace them all.

Book description

Pecola Breedlove, a young black girl, prays every day for beauty. Mocked by other children 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.

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Rated 4.5 out of 5★ by 2reviewers.
Rated 4 out of 5 The Bluest Eye This read was great it helped me to dream bigger, and realize that I can't do it alone and it is great when someone else validate you. 03/27/2012
Rated 5 out of 5★ by Absolutely great This novel was captivating....I love when I find a book that captivates me...Its definetely a classic...will be ordering Sula next......The book was in excellent condition.... 11/22/2011
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