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.