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Terrible, unspeakable things happened to Sethe at Sweet Home, the farm where she lived as a slave for so 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 not only haunted by the memories of her past but also by the ghost of her baby, who died nameless and whose tombstone is engraved with a single word: Beloved.
About the Author
Toni Morrison was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1993. She is the author of many novels, including The Bluest Eye, Beloved (made into a major film), Paradise and Love. She has also received the National Book Critics Circle Award and a Pulitzer Prize for her fiction.
"[Beloved] has left the realm of fiction and become a force of nature" * Guardian * "A magnificent achievement...an American masterpiece" -- A.S. Byatt * Guardian * "A triumph" -- Margaret Atwood * New York Times Book Review * "She melds horror and beauty in a story that will disturb the mind forever" * Sunday Times * "Toni Morrison is not just an important contemporary novelist but a major figure in our national literature" * New York Review of Books * "A work of genuine force. . .Beautifully written" * Washington Post * "There is something great in Beloved: a play of human voices, consciously exalted, perversely stressed, yet holding true. It gets you" * The New Yorker * "Superb. . .A profound and shattering story that carries the weight of history. . .Exquisitely told" * Cosmopolitan * "This is a wonderful novel about slavery, freedom, parental loss and revenants" * The Week, Thomas Keneally *
ISBN: 9780099511656 ISBN-10: 0099511657 Series: Vintage Classics Audience:
Number Of Pages: 352 Published: February 2008 Publisher: Vintage Publishing Country of Publication: GB Dimensions (cm): 13.2 x 19.6
Weight (kg): 0.24
About the Author
Born Chloe Anthony Wofford, in 1931 in Lorain (Ohio), the second of four children in a black working-class family. Displayed an early interest in literature. Studied humanities at Howard and Cornell Universities, followed by an academic career at Texas Southern University, Howard University, Yale, and since 1989, a chair at Princeton University. She has also worked as an editor for Random House, a critic, and given numerous public lectures, specializing in African-American literature. She made her debut as a novelist in 1970, soon gaining the attention of both critics and a wider audience for her epic power, unerring ear for dialogue, and her poetically-charged and richly-expressive depictions of Black America. A member since 1981 of the American Academy of Arts and Letters, she has been awarded a number of literary distinctions, among them the Pulitzer Prize in 1988.