1970 THE BLUEST EYE Toni Morrison First Edition Hardcover
This is a first edition, third printing, hardcover copy of Toni Morrison's The Bluest Eye published by Holt, Rinehart and Winston, copyright 1970. It features the original typeset with a 1993 afterword. The dust jacket is in very good condition. Interior pages are deckle edged and do not show signs of marginalization, inscriptions or dog-eared pages.
This novel emerged during the Civil Rights Movement. It argues that the prevailing standards of beauty are racist. Toni Morrison's 'The Bluest Eye,' has been banned from prisons and schools. Some of the reasons it is banned in prisons include that it could pose a threat to the order and security of the institution and schools are concerned about its sexually explicit material and disturbing language. If you are a collector of banned books, this is one you all want on your library shelf.