Book #33762

Jazz - 1st Edition/1st Printing

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

Binding: Cloth
Book Condition: Fine in Fine dust jacket
Edition: First Edition; First Printing
Size: 8vo; [x], 229, [1] pages
Publisher: New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1992.
ISBN: 0679411674

A handsome first Trade edition/first printing (preceded only by a signed private publication of Franklin Library), gilt stamped cloth in unread Fine condition in alike dustjacket.

Set in Harlem in the 1920's, this is the story of Joe Trace, a middle-aged door-to-door salesman who shoots his teenage lover to death. At the funeral, his unstable wife, Violet, attacks the girl's corpse. Morrison captures the bittersweet mood of black urban life and the rhythms of the city where jazz casts bewitching spells. The second part of Morrison's trilogy on African American history, beginning with Beloved and ending with Paradise.

Price: $170.00

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.