“ENORMOUSLY, ACHINGLY ALIVE”: FIRST EDITION OF TONI MORRISON’S SULA, INSCRIBED BY HER
MORRISON, Toni. Sula. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1974. Octavo, original gilt-stamped orange cloth, original dust jacket. $3800.
First edition of Morrison’s scarce second book, inscribed by her, "To Beverly, Best wishes, Toni Morrison."
Sula met with critical acclaim and popular success, establishing Morrison as one of this century's most important novelists. "Her extravagantly beautiful, doomed characters are locked in a world where hope for the future is a foreign commodity, yet they are enormously, achingly alive" (Sara Blackburn). Blockson 6510. Jordan 477.12.
A fine inscribed copy.