Book #17545

Paradise - 1st Edition/1st Printing

Toni Morrison
Paradise - 1st Edition/1st Printing. Toni Morrison.

Binding: Cloth
Book Condition: Fine in Fine dust jacket
Edition: First Edition; First Printing
Size: 8vo; [x], 318, [8] pages
Publisher: New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1998.
ISBN: 0676770428

A handsome first edition/first printing in unread Fine condition in Fine dust-jacket.

The setting is the all-black town of Ruby, Oklahoma, population 360, which was founded by freed slaves. The crime is a brutal attack by nine men on a convent and the women who inhabit it. Morrison weaves the history of the town together with the lives of its present generations which have abandonned the town's founding principles.

The last part of Morrison's trilogy on African-American history after Beloved and Jazz.

Price: $25.00

Author Bio

Toni Morrison

Toni Morrison (born Chloe Ardelia Wofford on February 18, 1931 in Lorain, Ohio) is an American author and a former professor at The State University of New York and Princeton University.

Her 1977 novel Song of Solomon was awarded the National Book Critics Circle Award, while Beloved, her 1987 novel, became an even greater success. It received the Pulitzer Prize for fiction and the American Book Award. It was made into the 1998 film starring Danny Glover and Oprah Winfrey.

Morrison was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1993.