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The bluest eye : a novel /

Tells the story of black, eleven-year old Pecola Breedlove. She prays for her eyes to turn blue so that she will be as beautiful and beloved as all the blonde, blue-eyed children in America. In the autumn of 1941, the year the marigolds in the Breedloves' garden do not bloom, Pecola's life changes in painful, devastating ways.

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  • "Tells the story of black, eleven-year old Pecola Breedlove. She prays for her eyes to turn blue so that she will be as beautiful and beloved as all the blonde, blue-eyed children in America. In the autumn of 1941, the year the marigolds in the Breedloves' garden do not bloom, Pecola's life changes in painful, devastating ways."@en
  • "Tells the story of black, eleven-year old Pecola Breedlove. She prays for her eyes to turn blue so that she will be as beautiful and beloved as all the blonde, blue-eyed children in America. In the autumn of 1941, the year the marigolds in the Breedloves' garden do not bloom, Pecola's life changes in painful, devastating ways."
  • "Tells the story of eleven-year old Pecola Breedlove, an African-American girl. She prays for her eyes to turn blue so that she will be as beautiful and beloved as all the blonde, blue-eyed children in America, people will notice her, and her world will be different. In the autumn of 1941, the year the marigolds in the Breedloves' garden do not bloom, Pecola's life changes in painful, devastating ways."
  • "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. From the Trade Paperback edition."@en
  • "Portrayal of Pecola Breedlove, in her first year of womanhood. Poor, black, and ugly, she lives in a store front and shares a bedroom with her brother, her crippled mother, and drunken father. Pregnant by her father, she goes to Soaphead Church, believing he is possessed of holy powers, and asks for blue eyes: so that she will be beautiful, so that people will look at her, so that her world will be different. Contains coarse language and explicit descriptions of sex."@en
  • "Eleven-year-old Pecola Breedlove -- a 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."@en
  • "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.From the Trade Paperback edition."@en
  • "The story of an 11 year old black girl in an American whose love for its blond, blue-eyed children can devastate all others -- who 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.... the story of the nightmare at the heart of her yearning, and the tragedy of its fulfillment."@en
  • "A powerful story of a young black girl who would do anything for her family but is raped by her drunken father."
  • "Literature Online includes the KnowledgeNotes student guides, a unique collection of critical introductions to major literary works. These high-quality, peer-reviewed academic resources are tailored to the needs of literature students and serve as a complement to the guidance provided by lecturers and seminar teachers."
  • ""It is the story of eleven-year-old Pecola Breedlove-a black girl in an America whose love for its blond, blue-eyed children can devastate all others-who 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."--BOOK COVER."
  • "Morrison's first novel, set in the author's girlhood hometown of Lorain, Ohio, tells the story of black,eleven-year-old Pecola Breedlove, who prays for her eyes to turn blue so that she will be as beautiful and beloved as all the blond, blue-eyed children in America."@en
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  • ""It is the story of an 11 year old black girl in an American whose love for its blond, blue-eyed children can devastate all others -- who 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.... the story of the nightmare at the heart of her yearning, and the tragedy of its fulfillment"--Book Jacket."
  • "The bluest eye is the story of eleven-year-old Pecola Breedlove. A black girl in an America whose love for its blond, blue-eyed children can devastate all others, who 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."
  • "An eleven-year-old black girl prays for her eyes to turn blue so people will consider her beautiful."
  • "An eleven-year-old black girl prays for her eyes to turn blue so people will consider her beautiful."@en
  • "A cloth bag containing ten copies of the title, that may also include a folder with miscellaneous notes, discussion questions, biographical information, and reading lists to assist book group discussion leaders."
  • "The story of Pecola Breedlove profiles an eleven-year-old Black girl growing up in an America that values blue-eyed blondes and the tragedy that results from her longing to be accepted."@en
  • "The story of a young black girl in an America whose love for its blonde-haired, blue-eyed children can devistate all others---who prays for her eyes to turn blue so she can be beautiful and people will look at her, so her world will be different."@en
  • ""This Griot Edition was specially created in 1994 for Quality Paperback Book Club by arrangement with Alfred A. Knopf, Inc.""@en
  • "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."
  • "The story of 11 year Pecola Breedlove-a black girl in an America whose love for its blond, blue-eyed children can devestate all others-who prays for her eyes to turn blue: so that she will be beautiful, so people will look at her, so that her world will be different. It is the story of the nightmare at the heart of her yearning and the tragedy of its fulfillment."@en
  • "Pecola Breedlove, a young eleven-year-old 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 the blond hair and blue eyes that she believes will allow her to finally fit in. Yet as her dreams grow 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.--from publisher's description."
  • "Oprah's Book Club- Winner Of The Nobel Prize."@en
  • "Eleven-year-old Pecola Breedlove, an African-American girl in an America whose love for blonde, blue-eyed children can devastate all others, prays for her eyes to turn blue, so that she will be beautiful, people will notice her, and her world will be different."@en
  • "The Bluest Eye, published in 1970, is the first novel written by Toni Morrison, winner of the 1993 Nobel Prize in Literature. It is the story of eleven-year-old Pecola Breedlove - a black girl in an America whose love for its blond, blue-eyed children can devastate all others - who 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."@en
  • "The Bluest Eye, published in 1970, is the first novel written by Toni Morrison, winner of the 1993 Nobel Prize in Literature. It is the story of eleven-year-old Pecola Breedlove - a black girl in an America whose love for its blond, blue-eyed children can devastate all others - who 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."
  • "The story of a black, eleven-year old girl, Pecola Breedlove who lives in Lorain, Ohio and prays for her eyes to turn blue so that she will be as beautiful and beloved as all the blond, blue-eyed children in America. In the fall of 1941 her life changes in painful and devastating ways."@en
  • "Pecola yearns to have beautiful blue eyes like the little white girls she sees."@en
  • "The Bluest Eye is the story of a black girl who prays -- with unforeseen consequences -- for her eyes to turn blue so she will be accepted."@en
  • "An Oprah book club book. Published first in 1970 by Toni Morrison winner of the 1993 Nobel Prize in Literature. This is the story of an eleven year old black girl who prays for blue eyes. A story of yearning and tragedy."@en
  • "Pecola Breedlove, a young eleven-year-old black girl, prays everyday for beauty. Mocked by other children for the dark skin, curly hair, and brown eyes that set her apart, she yearns for the blond hair and blue eyes that she believes will allow her to finally fit in. Yet as her dreams grow 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--Publisher."
  • "Eleven-year-old Pecola Breedlove, an African-American girl in an America whose love for blonde, blue-eyed children can devastate all others, prays for her eyes to turn blue, so that she will be beautiful, people will notice her, and her world will be different. The story of eleven-year-old Pecola Breedlove, the tragic heroine of Toni Morrison's haunting first novel, grew out of her memory of a girlhood friend who wanted blue eyes. Shunned by the town's prosperous black families, as well as its white families, Pecola lives with her alcoholic father and embittered, overworked mother in a shabby two-room storefront that reeks of the hopeless destitution that overwhelms their lives. In awe of her clean well-groomed schoolmates, and certain of her own intense ugliness, Pecola tries to make herself disappear as she wishes fervently, desperately for the blue eyes of a white girl. In her afterward to this novel, Morrison writes of the little girl she once knew: "Beauty was not simply something to behold, it was something one could do. The Bluest Eye was my effort to say something about that; to say something about why she had not, or possibly never would have, the experience of what she possessed and also why she prayed for so radical an alteration. Implicit in her desire was racial self-loathing. And twenty-years later I was still wondering about how one learns that. Who told her? Who made her feel that it was better to be a freak that what she was? Who had looked at her and found her so wanting, so small a weight on the beauty scale? The novel pecks away at the gaze that condemned her.""

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