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An edition of The Bluest Eye (1970)

The Bluest Eye

1st Vintage International ed. (17)
  • 4.17 ·
  • 12 Ratings
  • 282 Want to read
  • 15 Currently reading
  • 31 Have read
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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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Edition Availability
Cover of: The Bluest Eye
The Bluest Eye
2007-05, Vintage International
Paperback in English - 1st Vintage International ed. (17)
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The Bluest Eye
2007-05, Vintage International
eBook in English - First Vintage International Edition
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The Bluest Eye
2004, RosettaBooks
Electronic resource in English - 1st electronic edition
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The Bluest Eye
2000 06, Alfred A. Knopf
Hardcover in English - 7th printing
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The Bluest Eye
2000?, Plume
Paperback in English - 1st Plume Printing (37)
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The Bluest Eye
1999, G.K. Hall, Chivers Press
Hardcover in English - U.S. Large print edition
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The Bluest Eye
1993 12, Alfred A. Knopf
Hardcover in English - 1st Knopf ed.
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The Bluest Eye
1992, Washington Square Press
Mass Market Paperback in English - 1st Pocket Books printing (22)
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The Bluest Eye
1979, Washington Square Press
Mass Market Paperback in English - 1st Pocket Books printing (16)
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The Bluest Eye
1979?, Pocket Books
Mass Market Paperback in English - 5th printing

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New York, USA

Edition Notes

Copyright Date
2007

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
813/.54
Library of Congress
PS3563.O8749 B55 2007, PS3563.O8749B55 2007

The Physical Object

Format
Paperback
Pagination
xiii, 205p.

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL27931964M
ISBN 10
0307278441, 0307278441
ISBN 13
9780307278449
LCCN
2007276261
OCLC/WorldCat
938980151
Amazon ID (ASIN)
0307278441
Google
ANKODQAAQBAJ
Goodreads
52700698

Work Description

Each night Pecola prayed for blue eyes.

In her eleven years, no one had ever noticed Pecola. But with blue eyes, she thought, everything would be different. She would be so pretty that her parents would stop fighting. Her father would stop drinking. Her brother would stop running away. If only she could be beautiful. If only people would look at her.

When someone finally did, it was her father, drunk. He raped her. Soon she would bear his child...

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