Beloved

Category: Book
By (author): Morrison, Toni
Series: Vintage International
Subject:  FICTION / African American / General
  FICTION / General
  FICTION / Literary
  FICTION / Religious
Awards: Anisfield-Wolf Book Award (1988) Winner
Nobel Prize (1993) Winner
Pulitzer Prize (1988) Winner
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Published: June 2004
Format: Book-paperback
Pages: 352
Size: 8.00in x 5.20in x 0.75in
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From The Publisher*Staring unflinchingly into the abyss of slavery, this spellbinding novel transforms history into a story as powerful as Exodus and as intimate as a lullaby. Sethe, its protagonist, was born a slave and escaped to Ohio, but eighteen years later she is still not free. She has too many memories of Sweet Home, the beautiful farm where so many hideous things happened. And 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. Filled with bitter poetry and suspense as taut as a rope, Beloved is a towering achievement.
Review Quote*"A masterwork. . . . Wonderful. . . . I can't imagine American literature without it." -John Leonard, Los Angeles Times

"A triumph." -Margaret Atwood, The New York Times Book Review

"Toni Morrison's finest work. . . . [It] sets her apart [and] displays her prodigious talent." -Chicago Sun-Times

"Dazzling. . . . Magical. . . . An extraordinary work." -The New York Times

"A masterpiece. . . . Magnificent. . . . Astounding. . . . Overpowering." -Newsweek

"Brilliant. . . . Resonates from past to present." -San Francisco Chronicle

"A brutally powerful, mesmerizing story. . . . Read it and tremble." -People

"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." -The 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

"A magnificent heroine . . . a glorious book." -The Baltimore Sun

"Superb. . . . A profound and shattering story that carries the weight of history. . . . Exquisitely told." -Cosmopolitan

"Magical . . . rich, provocative, extremely satisfying." -Milwaukee Journal

"Beautifully written. . . . Powerful. . . . Toni Morrison has become one of America's finest novelists." -The Plain Dealer

"Stunning. . . A lasting achievement." -The Christian Science Monitor

"Written with a force rarely seen in contemporary fiction. . . . One feels deep admiration." -USA Today

"Compelling . . . . Morrison shakes that brilliant kaleidoscope of hers again, and the story of pain, endurance, poetry and power she is born to tell comes right out." -The Village Voice

"A book worth many rereadings." -Glamour

"In her most probing novel, Toni Morrison has demonstrated once again the stunning powers that place her in the first ranks of our living novelists." -St. Louis Post-Dispatch

"Heart-wrenching . . . mesmerizing." -The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

"Shattering emotional power and impact." -New York Daily News

"A rich, mythical novel . . . a triumph." -St. Petersburg Times

"Powerful . . . voluptuous." -New York
Biographical NoteToni Morrison is the Robert F. Goheen Professor of Humanities at Princeton University. She has received the National Book Critics Circle Award and the Pulitzer Prize. In 1993 she was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature. She lives in Rockland County, New York, and Princeton, New Jersey.