Song Of Solomon

by Morrison, Toni

Song of Solomon is Nobel-prize winner Toni Morrison's third novel, published in 1977 by Alfred A. Knopf. It tells the story of Macon "Milkman" Dead III, a young African-American living in an unnamed mid-western city in the mid-nineteenth century as he seeks to discover his own identity and relationship to the world he lives in and uncovers his family's history. Winner of the National Book Critics Award, it has faced numerous school bans and challenges since publication. Former U.S. President Barack Obama reportedly listed it as his favorite book.

First Edition Identification and Notes

Originally published by Alfred A. Knopf in 1977, the first edition is black cloth in a pictorial yellow jacket with black and burgundy lettering. It states “First Edition” on the copyright page and has a dust-jacket price of $8.95. The rear jacket flap has a photo of the author.  First U.S. editions typically run between $150-250, with signed copies often available for $300-750.

Other Collectible or Notable Editions

The first UK edition, published a year later by Chatto & Windus, has blue boards and a pictorial grey-blue jacket.

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Song of Solomon

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SONG OF SOLOMON

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SONG OF SOLOMON

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Song of Solomon

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Song of Solomon

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Toni Morrison's Song of Solomon, a novel of large beauty and power, creates a magical world out of four generations of black life in America, a world we enter on the day of the birth of Macon Dead, Jr. (known as Milkman), son of the richest black family in a mid-western town; the day on which the lonely insurance man,… Read more
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SONG OF SOLOMON: A Novel

by Morrison, Toni [Wofford, Chloe Anthony]

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SONG OF SOLOMON

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Song of Solomon

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Song of Solomon: A Novel

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Song of Solomon

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SONG OF SOLOMON

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Song of Solomon

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Song of Solomon

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SONG OF SOLOMON

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