The Bluest Eye (Paperback)


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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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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Product Details

General

Imprint

Random House

Country of origin

United States

Series

Vintage International

Release date

May 2007

Availability

Expected to ship within 12 - 17 working days

First published

May 2007

Authors

Dimensions

205 x 133 x 15mm (L x W x T)

Format

Paperback - Trade

Pages

206

ISBN-13

978-0-307-27844-9

Barcode

9780307278449

Categories

LSN

0-307-27844-1



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