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An edition of The Bluest Eye (1970)

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An edition of The Bluest Eye (1970)

The Bluest Eye

7th printing
  • 4.17 ·
  • 12 Ratings
  • 263 Want to read
  • 15 Currently reading
  • 30 Have read
Publish Date
Publisher
Alfred A. Knopf
Language
English
Pages
215

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The Bluest Eye, published in 1970, is the first novel written by Toni Morrison, winner of the 1993 Nobel Prize in Literature.

It is the story of eleven-year-old Pecola Breedlove--a black girl in an America whose love for its blond, blue-eyed children can devastate all others--who prays for her eyes to turn blue: so that she will be beautiful, so that people will look at her, so that her world will be different. This is the story of the nightmare at the heart of her yearning and the tragedy of its fulfillment.
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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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Published in

New York, USA

Edition Notes

Originally published: Holt, Rinehart and Winston.
US/CAN

Copyright Date
1993

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
813/.54
Library of Congress
PS3563.O8749 B54 2000, PS3568.O243

The Physical Object

Format
Hardcover
Pagination
215 p. ;
Number of pages
215

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL13629280M
ISBN 10
0375411550
ISBN 13
9780375411557
LC Control Number
93043124
OCLC/WorldCat
44274745, 1084278109, 441666535
Alibris ID
9780375411557
Amazon ID (ASIN)
0375411550
Library Thing
4592
Goodreads
848432

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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Here is the house.
added by Lisa. "first sentence"

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