The Bluest Eye


At this time, gems like The Bluest Eye are hard to find for a reasonable price. We carry both editions to keep them stocked. The International Edition, ordered from our friends in India has the same contents as the U.S. Edition. Both are paperback.

The cover designs are different (royal blue = intl. | white with blue writing = U.S.).

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.