Beloved

Beloved

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THE CLASSIC NOVEL FROM THE NOBEL PRIZE-WINNING TONI MORRISON

`A triumph' Margaret Atwood, New York Review of Books

It 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.

`A magnificent achievement...an American masterpiece' AS Byatt

Winner of the PEN/Saul Bellow award for achievement in American fiction
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Product details

  • Paperback | 352 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 22mm | 246g
  • VINTAGE
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0
  • 0099760118
  • 9780099760115
  • 3,564

Review Text

"Toni Morrison has created a frightening, beautiful and intensely exciting novel about America and its past. I am not able to think of a better one"
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Review quote

"[Beloved] has left the realm of fiction and become a force of nature" * Guardian * "A triumph" -- Margaret Atwood * New York Times Book Review * "A magnificent achievement... An American masterpiece" -- A. S. Byatt * Guardian * "There is something great in Beloved: a play of human voices, consciously exalted, perversely stressed, yet holding true. It gets you" * New Yorker * "Toni Morrison has created a frightening, beautiful and intensely exciting novel about America and its past. I am not able to think of a better one" * London Review of Books * "A work of genuine force... Beautifully written" * Washington Post * "Toni Morrison makes me believe in God. She makes me believe in a divine being, because luck and genetics don't seem to come close to explaining her" * Guardian *
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About Toni Morrison

Toni Morrison was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1993. She is the author of many novels, including The Bluest Eye, Sula, Beloved, Paradise and Love. She has also received the National Book Critics Circle Award and a Pulitzer Prize for her fiction and was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom, America's highest civilian honour, in 2012 by Barack Obama.
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3 21% (58,611)
2 8% (22,845)
1 5% (13,121)
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