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July 2013 Guest Editor Cath Staincliffe on Beloved...

Probably the most powerful book I’ve ever read. Morrison gives us a searing indictment of slavery and racism in a beautifully written and harrowing story about a woman and her children haunted by a child ghost in the aftermath of the American civil war. This was one of those novels that made me desperate to try to write myself.

A 2011 World Book Night selection.

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Beloved by Toni Morrison

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.


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[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 *


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.

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Book Info

Publication date

6th December 2007

Author

Toni Morrison

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Publisher

Vintage Classics an imprint of CCV

Format

Paperback
352 pages

Categories

Literary Fiction
Historical Fiction
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Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

ISBN

9780099511656

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