The Bluest Eye (Vintage International) (Paperback)

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This is Toni Morrison's haunting first novel which tells the painful story of an eleven year-old African American girl who prays for her eyes to turn blue so that she will be as beautiful and beloved as all the blue-eyed, blond-haired children in America. Told in Morrison's classic style, using rich language and striking imagery, this book changes the way you think about race and even how you view the world. — Northshire Staff

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NATIONAL BESTSELLER • A PARADE BEST BOOK OF ALL TIME From the acclaimed Nobel Prize winner—a powerful examination of our obsession with beauty and conformity that asks questions about race, class, and gender with characteristic subtly and grace.
 
In Morrison’s acclaimed first novel, Pecola Breedlove—an 11-year-old Black girl in an America whose love for its blond, blue-eyed children can devastate all others—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.
 
Here, Morrison’s writing is “so precise, so faithful to speech and so charged with pain and wonder that the novel becomes poetry” (The New York Times).

About the Author


TONI MORRISON is the author of eleven novels and three essay collections. She received the National Book Critics Circle Award, the Pulitzer Prize, and in 1993 the Nobel Prize in Literature. She died in 2019.

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A PARADE BEST BOOK OF ALL TIME

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“So precise, so faithful to speech and so charged with pain and wonder that the novel becomes poetry.”  The New York Times

“A profoundly successful work of fiction. . . . Taut and understated, harsh in its detachment, sympathetic in its truth . . . it is an experience.”The Detroit Free Press

“This story commands attention, for it contains one black girl’s universe.” Newsweek


Product Details
ISBN: 9780307278449
ISBN-10: 0307278441
Publisher: Vintage
Publication Date: May 8th, 2007
Pages: 224
Language: English
Series: Vintage International