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The bluest eye

The bluest eye

Morrison, Toni

The Bluest Eye chronicles the tragic, torn lives of a poor black family in 1940s Ohio. Pecola, unlovely and unloved, prays each night for blue eyes like those of her privileged white schoolfellows

Paperback, Book. English.
Published London: Vintage, 1999

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Statement of responsibility: Toni Morrison
ISBN: 0099759918, 9780099759911
Note: Originally published: New York: Holt Rinehart and Winston, 1970; London: Chatto & Windus, 1979.
Physical Description: 172p. ; 20 cm.
Series: Vintage books
Subject: Racism Ohio Fiction.; Afro-American families Ohio Social conditions Fiction.
Series Title: Vintage books

Author note

Toni Morrison was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1993. She is the author of many novels, includingThe Bluest Eye, Beloved(made into a major film),ParadiseandLove.She has also received the National Book Critics Circle Award and a Pulitzer Prize for her fiction.


"Not only a story but an awe-inspiring poem that confronts beauty itself."
Guardian||"So charged with pain and wonder that the novel becomes poetry"
New York Times||"I imagine if our greatest American novelist, William Faulkner, were alive today he would herald Toni Morrison's emergence as a kindred spirit... Discovering a writer like Toni Morrison is the rarest of pleasures"
Washington Post||"The Bluest Eyeis a fine book, a lament for all starved and stunted children everywhere"
Daily Telegraph||"Morrison's style rivets the reader...her synaesthetic, often rhythmic, even chanting prose recalls both Faulkner and Emily Dickinson"
The Times Literary Supplement