The Bluest Eye.Holt, Rinehart and Winston, New York , 1970 Stock Code: 136567
NotesFirst edition, first printing, of Morrison's highly influential debut novel. In spite of being regularly challenged (the American Library Association ranked it fourth on their list of most challenged books for 2014web reserve (email alone), it often features on schools' reading lists, and has been adapted several times. Morrison wrote The Bluest Eye whilst working as a senior fiction editor at Random House, waking at 4 am each morning to write before work.
Octavo. Original blue cloth-backed grey boards, titles to spine in silver. With the dust jacket. Housed in a custom beige cloth slipcase.
Slight discolouration along top and bottom of cloth, bottom edge a little rubbed. Else, a fine copy in the near-fine dust jacket, light overall toning, small creases to flaps.
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