The Bluest Eye signed by Toni Morrison 1st UK / 1st 1979
First UK edition and first print published by Chatto & Windus in 1979. This is a fine unread copy. The wrapper has no wear at all and is bright / crisp. It is not price clipped. The book also is in pristine condition with no handling wear or marks at all. It looks unread. This copy is signed by the author to the title page without dedication. It is a superior collectors copy and fine in every way.
Toni Morrison's first novel and a landmark in African-American literature. It was published in the US in 1970 and was published in the UK in 1979 after the success of the author's second novel 'Song of Solomon'. The novel takes place in Lorain, Ohio (Morrison's own home town), and tells the story of a young African-American lady named Pecola who grows up during the years following the Great Depression. Due to its controversial topics of racism, incest, and child molestation, there have been numerous attempts to ban the novel in the US from schools and libraries. Toni Morrison would go on to win the Pullitzer and Nobel prize for addressing through her novels, the harsh consequences of racism in America.