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
Series: Vintage Classics
Number Of Pages: 352
Published: February 2008
Publisher: Vintage Publishing
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.6 x 12.6 x 2.3
Weight (kg): 0.25