Song of Solomon by Toni Morrison

It follows the life of Macon "Milkman" Dead III, an African-American male living in Michigan, from birth to adulthood. The main theme in the novel is Milkman's quest for identity as a black man in the 20th-century United States, as he slowly tries to piece together the history of his ancestors. He does this by taking a journey into his father and aunt's past, searching for origins.

The 334th greatest fiction book of all time


This book is on the following lists:

  1. - 25th on Radcliffe's 100 Best Novels (Radcliffe Publishing Course)
  2. - 52nd on Entertainment Weekly's Top 100 Novels (Entertainment Weekly)
  3. - 70th on In Which These Are the 100 Greatest Novels (ThisRecording.com)
  4. - 79th on The 100 Greatest Novels of All Time: The List (The Observer)
  5. - 93rd on Harvard Book Store Staff's Favorite 100 Books (Harvard Book Store)
  6. - How to Read and Why (Harold Bloom)
  7. - How to Read Literature Like a Professor: A Reading List (Thomas C. Foster)
  8. - 100 Best Novels Written in English (The Guardian)
  9. - The 75 Best Books of the Past 75 Years (Parade Magazine)
  10. - Donald Barthelme’s Reading List (Believer Mag)
  11. - 1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die (The Book)
  12. - National Book Critics Circle Award - Fiction (National Book Critics Circle)

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Name Binding Sales Rank Lowest New Lowest Used Published
DN Song of Solomon Paperback 2676017 $13.64 $3.79 1987
Song of Solomon (SparkNotes Literature Guide) (SparkNotes Literature Guide Series) Paperback 394650 $22.95 $2.99 2002
Song of Solomon Paperback 2997 $9.49 $1.98 2004
Song of SolomonSONG OF SOLOMON by Morrison, Toni (Author) on Nov-14-1995 Hardcover Hardcover 1590235 $1,344.44 $10.92 1995
Song of Solomon Paperback 858685 $3.94 $0.01
Song of Solomon Mass Market Paperback 1485690 $141.20 $0.01 1978
Song of Solomon Kindle Edition 47308 $9.99 2007
Song of Solomon (Everyman's Library) Hardcover 350200 $9.61 $0.01 1995
Song of Solomon Mass Market Paperback 1341542 $8.99 $2.02 1978
Song of Solomon (Oprah's Book Club) Paperback 914295 $0.74 $0.01 1987
Song of Solomon Mass Market Paperback 2270649 $200.06 $0.01
Song of Solomon By Toni Morrison Hardcover 1060138 $6.21 $2.50 1977
Song of Solomon (Bloom's Modern Critical Interpretations) Kindle Edition 574957 $36.00 2009
Song of Solomon (Oprah's Book Club) Trade Paperback Edit Edition by Morrison, Toni [1987] Paperback 2873837 $9.98 $7.97 1987
Song of Solomon Paperback 682895 $13.65 $2.66
Toni Morrison's Song of Solomon (Bloom's Modern Critical Interpretations) Library Binding 2701796 $25.88 $2.99 1999