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The Collected Novels of Toni Morrison Hardcover – Box set, March 1, 1994


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Product Details

  • Hardcover
  • Publisher: Knopf; Box edition (March 1, 1994)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0679434364
  • ISBN-13: 978-0679434368
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 7.2 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 7.6 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #830,759 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Book Description

Beautiful cloth-bound editions of the Nobel Prize–winning author’s first six novels—her seminal works, together for the first time in one box set: The Bluest Eye, Sula, Song of Solomon, Tar Baby, Beloved, and Jazz.

Traveling from rural Ohio’s post–Civil War years to Harlem in the 1920s to a Caribbean island at the beginning of the 1980s, these novels—published from 1970 to 1992, a year before Morrison was awarded the Nobel Prize—are extraordinary for the rich and variegated lenses they hold up to the black experience in America, and for their remarkable poetry, the brilliant ways in which they mold and remold the English language.

Through the stories of Pecola Breedlove, Sula, Milkman Dead, Jadine and Son, Sethe, and Joe and Violet Trace, Morrison gives indelible, individual voices to those who have never before had a chance to speak. Taken collectively, they form a singular masterpiece, an eloquent and necessary testament to Morrison’s decades of genius.

About the Author

Toni Morrison is the Robert F. Goheen Professor of Humanities, Emerita, at Princeton University. She has received the National Book Critics Circle Award and the Pulitzer Prize. In 1993 she was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature. She lives in Rockland County, New York, and Princeton, New Jersey.


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Toni Morrison was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1993. She is the author of several novels, including The Bluest Eye, Beloved (made into a major film), and Love. She has received the National Book Critics Circle Award and a Pulitzer Prize. She is the Robert F. Goheen Professor at Princeton University.

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Kayla on February 21, 2001
Format: Hardcover
I found the book, Sula, to be very interesting. The author tries to make the reader understand the life of the blacks in the early 1900's. She writes about the way the blacks had to survive. This book deals with friendship, love, and betrayal. One of the quotes that I found to be very important to the book was, "That was to much. To lose Jude and not have Sula to talk to about it because it was Sula that he had left her for." This is a symbol of Sula's betrayal towards Nel. This book also uses a repetitive pattern. It always flashes back to earlier scenes, in order to decribe what is going on. If you are into comedy then you would like this book. Also people who want to learn more about life for the blacks in the 1900's would also like this book. Even if you don't like any of those things, this book also deal with all the different things that do go on in life in todays society.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on December 4, 1997
Format: Hardcover
This is a good book for whom ever likes literature. Tony Morrison analyzes the relationship between men and women, rich and poor, young and old, and the races by putting them all in one house in the Island of Haiti. There, the characters experience love, hate, betrayal, jealousy, and painful secrets.
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By Amari Sali on December 24, 2012
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
I must admit, Toni Morrison (after reading 3-4 of her books) isn't my type of writer; however, this collection is so much cheaper than getting each book one by one especially if you are the type of reader who prefers hardcover editions. Each book has a simple M on the cover and the back binding has the title and they all have a feel which makes you feel like you are sitting in a chair, near a fireplace, and smoking a pipe.

The books themselves have varied quality, writing wise, and I must admit that some of them I have little or no taste for, but all the while I'm glad I can at least have an opinion of the author whose name I kept hearing but have never even heard of a single of her works.
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By J Hayden on July 21, 2014
Format: Hardcover
Bought it for the wife. She loves it!
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2 of 4 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on March 18, 1999
Format: Hardcover
I think this book is very good for older readers. It was complicating at first.
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