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Beloved

Toni Morrison

From Shelf: Fabulous Fiction by Brilliant Black Women

Terrible, unspeakable things happened to Sethe at Sweet Home, the farm where she lived as a slave for many years until she escaped to Ohio. Her new life is full of hope but eighteen years later she is still not free. Sethe's new home is haunted by the ghost of her baby, who died nameless and whose tombstone is engraved with a single word: Beloved.

Discover Toni Morrison's most iconic work in this Pulitzer-prize winning novel that exemplifies her powerful and important place in contemporary American literature.'An American masterpiece' AS ByattIt is the mid-1800s and as slavery looks to be coming to an end, Sethe is haunted by the violent trauma it wrought on her former enslaved life at Sweet Home, Kentucky. Her dead baby daughter, whose tombstone bears the single word, Beloved, returns as a spectre to punish her mother, but also to elicit her love. Told with heart-stopping clarity, melding horror and beauty, Beloved is Toni Morrison's enduring masterpiece.'Toni Morrison was a giant of her times and ours..."Beloved," is a heartbreaking testimony to the ongoing ravages of slavery, and should be read by all' Margaret Atwood, New York Times 'The literary titan we must never stop learning from' MetroWinner of the PEN/Saul Bellow award for achievement in American fiction**One of the BBC's 100 Novels That Shaped Our World**

Format:
Paperback / softback
Pages:
352
Publisher:
Vintage Publishing
ISBN:
9780099511656
Published Date:
6/12/2007
Dimensions:
198mm x 129mm x 21mm
Weight:
245g
Category:
Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

RRP: £9.99

Format: Paperback / softback

ISBN: 9780099511656

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