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The Bluest Eye

1st Vintage International ed. (17)
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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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2007, Dramatic Publishing
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The Bluest Eye
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The Bluest Eye
2004, RosettaBooks
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The Bluest Eye
2000?, Plume
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The Bluest Eye
2000 06, Alfred A. Knopf
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The Bluest Eye (Abridged)
April 13, 2000, Random House Audio
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The Bluest Eye
2000, Plume
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Sehr blaue Augen.
March 1, 2000, Rowohlt Tb.
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The Bluest Eye
1999, G.K. Hall, Chivers Press
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L'Oeil le plus bleu
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Bluest Eye, the (Picador Books)
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The Bluest Eye
1994, Plume
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Ojos Azules
August 1994, Ediciones B
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The bluest eye
1994, Picador
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1994, Plume
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1993, Chatto & Windus
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The bluest eye
1993, Knopf, Distributed by Random House
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The Bluest Eye
1992, Washington Square Press
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The bluest eye
1990, Picador
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The Bluest eye.
1990, Picador
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The Bluest Eye
July 1984, Perfection Learning Prebound
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The bluest eye
1981, Triad Grafton
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The bluest eye
1980, Chatto and Windus
in English
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The Bluest Eye
1979?, Pocket Books
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The bluest eye
1979, Chatto & Windus
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The Bluest Eye
1979, Washington Square Press
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The bluest eye
1972, Washington Square Press
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The Bluest Eye
1972, Pocket Books
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The bluest eye
1972, Pocket Books
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The Bluest Eye
1972, Washtington Square Press
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The bluest eye
1972, Washington Square Press
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The Bluest Eye
1972, Pocket Books
Mass Market Paperback in English
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The bluest eye: a novel.
1970, Holt, Rinehart and Winston
in English - [1st ed.]
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The Bluest Eye
1970, Holt McDougal
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The Bluest Eye
April 1970, Recorded Books
Audio cassette in English - Unabridged edition
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Bluest Eye Bce
Publish date unknown, Doubleday Direct
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The Bluest Eye

First published in 1970



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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The Bluest Eye

1st Vintage International ed. (17)

This edition was published in by Vintage International in New York, USA.


Edition 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.
(back cover)

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
Internet Archive
bluesteyenovel0000morr
ISBN 10
0307278441, 0307278441
ISBN 13
9780307278449
LC Control Number
2007276261
OCLC/WorldCat
938980151
Amazon.com
0307278441
Google
ANKODQAAQBAJ
Goodreads
52700698

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