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Toni Morrison
THE BLUEST EYE [Signed by the author]
Chatto & Windus, London, 1979. First impression of the first UK edition. FLAT SIGNED by the author on the half-title page in biro pen. Front cover design by Kate Cary. Black and white photographic portrait of Toni Morrison to rear of jacket by Bert Andrews. ***Near fine in blue cloth-covered boards with gilt titles to the spine. The book is almost flawless, with just a hint of creasing at the top of the spine. Spine tight. Pages clean. No ownership inscriptions. ***In a near fine colour-illustrated dustwrapper, that has not been price-clipped, but has a sticker over the original publisher's price which now shows £13.99 net. The dustwrapper is also nearly flawless, with just a light horizontal mark across the back panel, hardly noticeable. [See scans] ***164 pages. 205 mm x 135 mm. ***'This is the story of the life of a black American family, the Breedloves, whose individual tragedies are shaped by the pain, injustice and deprivation of their respective experiences. Cholly and his wife Pauline, their son Sam and Pecula, their ugly little twelve-year-old daughter who covets the blue eyes of her privileged blond white schoolfellows, are all of them tortured and degraded by a past in whose making they played no part. Pecula becomes the focus of the mingled love and hatred engendered by this tragic heritage as the novel moves towards a savage and poignant resolution that leaves Sam delinquent, Pauline bereft, Cholly destitute, and Pecula mad. ***Miss Morrison interprets the black American experience to the European reader with a special clarity, but, surrounding the Breedloves w … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Orlando Booksellers [Lincoln, United Kingdom]
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