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The Bluest Eye - Abridged by Toni Morrison
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The Bluest Eye - Abridged

$12.60 USD

Length 2 hours 59 minutes
Language English
Narrators Toni Morrison & Ruby Dee
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NATIONAL BESTSELLER • From the acclaimed Nobel Prize winner—a powerful examination of our obsession with beauty and conformity that asks questions about race, class, and gender with characteristic subtly and grace.
 
In Morrison’s acclaimed first novel, Pecola Breedlove—an 11-year-old Black girl in an America whose love for its blond, blue-eyed children can devastate all others—prays for her eyes to turn blue: so that she will be beautiful, so that people will look at her, so that her world will be different. This is the story of the nightmare at the heart of her yearning, and the tragedy of its fulfillment.
 
Here, Morrison’s writing is “so precise, so faithful to speech and so charged with pain and wonder that the novel becomes poetry” (The New York Times).

Toni Morrison is also the author of Sula, Paradise, Song of Solomon, Tar Baby, Beloved (awarded the Pulitzer Prize in 1988), and Jazz. She has worked in publishing and has taught at various universities. Morrison is currently the Robert F. Goheen Professor at Princeton. Along with the Nobel Prize she received in 1993, Toni Morrison was also awarded the National Book Foundation Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters in 1996.


Ruby Dee's distinguished career includes roles in Spike Lee's Do the Right Thing and Jungle Fever. Dee was also honered with an Obie Award for her role as Lena in Athol Fugard's Boesman and Lena. She has appeared in several television series, including "Roots," and won an Emmy for "Decoration Day."

Toni Morrison is also the author of Sula, Paradise, Song of Solomon, Tar Baby, Beloved (awarded the Pulitzer Prize in 1988), and Jazz. She has worked in publishing and has taught at various universities. Morrison is currently the Robert F. Goheen Professor at Princeton. Along with the Nobel Prize she received in 1993, Toni Morrison was also awarded the National Book Foundation Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters in 1996.


Ruby Dee's distinguished career includes roles in Spike Lee's Do the Right Thing and Jungle Fever. Dee was also honered with an Obie Award for her role as Lena in Athol Fugard's Boesman and Lena. She has appeared in several television series, including "Roots," and won an Emmy for "Decoration Day."

Toni Morrison is also the author of Sula, Paradise, Song of Solomon, Tar Baby, Beloved (awarded the Pulitzer Prize in 1988), and Jazz. She has worked in publishing and has taught at various universities. Morrison is currently the Robert F. Goheen Professor at Princeton. Along with the Nobel Prize she received in 1993, Toni Morrison was also awarded the National Book Foundation Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters in 1996.


Ruby Dee's distinguished career includes roles in Spike Lee's Do the Right Thing and Jungle Fever. Dee was also honered with an Obie Award for her role as Lena in Athol Fugard's Boesman and Lena. She has appeared in several television series, including "Roots," and won an Emmy for "Decoration Day."

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“So precise, so faithful to speech and so charged with pain and wonder that the novel becomes poetry.”  —The New York Times

“A profoundly successful work of fiction. . . . Taut and understated, harsh in its detachment, sympathetic in its truth . . . it is an experience.” —The Detroit Free Press

“This story commands attention, for it contains one black girl’s universe.” —Newsweek Expand reviews
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