Cover of: The Bluest Eye | Toni Morrison

About the Book

Each night Pecola prayed for blue eyes.

In her eleven years, no one had ever noticed Pecola. But with blue eyes, she thought, everything would be different. She would be so pretty that her parents would stop fighting. Her father would stop drinking. Her brother would stop running away. If only she could be beautiful. If only people would look at her.

When someone finally did, it was her father, drunk. He raped her. Soon she would bear his child...

About the Edition

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.
(back cover)

Edition Notes

US/CAN

Genre
Fiction.
Copyright Date
2007

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
813/.54
Library of Congress
PS3563.O8749 B55 2007

The Physical Object

Format
Paperback
Pagination
xiii, 205 p. ;
Number of pages
205

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL17993909M
Internet Archive
bluesteyenovel00morr_0
ISBN 10
0307278441
ISBN 13
9780307278449
LC Control Number
2007276261
OCLC/WorldCat
938980151
Amazon.com
0307278441
Library Thing
4592
Goodreads
292327
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March 4, 2019 Edited by Lisa Added edition details from linked copy.
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October 8, 2008 Created by ImportBot Initial record created, from Library of Congress MARC record.