The Bluest Eye

Version: Abridged
Author: Toni Morrison
Narrator: Toni Morrison , Ruby Dee
Genres: Literature
Publisher: Random House Audio Assets
Published In: May 2007
# of Units: 3 CDs
Length: 3 hours
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First published in 1970, this is the first novel by Morrison, winner of the 1993 Nobel Prize in Literature. It is the story of 11-year-old Pecola Breedlove, the nightmare at the heart of her yearning, and the tragedy of its fulfillment.

Reviews (2)

Great listening

Written by Anonymous on February 25th, 2010

  • Book Rating: 5/5

A great book read with a totally engaging voice. It's one of the best books I've rented.

The Bluest Eye

Written by Kathie on October 6th, 2008

  • Book Rating: 3/5

This book held my interest but it wasn't the most uplifting subject material. The desciptive writing almost redeemed it's depressing plot.

Author Details

Author Details

Morrison, Toni

"Born Chloe Anthony Wofford, in 1931 in Lorain (Ohio), the second of four children in a black working-class family. Displayed an early interest in literature. Studied humanities at Howard and Cornell Universities, followed by an academic career at Texas Southern University, Howard University, Yale, and since 1989, a chair at Princeton University. She has also worked as an editor for Random House, a critic, and given numerous public lectures, specializing in African-American literature. She made her debut as a novelist in 1970, soon gaining the attention of both critics and a wider audience for her epic power, unerring ear for dialogue, and her poetically-charged and richly-expressive depictions of Black America. A member since 1981 of the American Academy of Arts and Letters, she has been awarded a number of literary distinctions, among them the Pulitzer Prize in 1988."