Beloved

£20.99

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 18 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.

ISBN: 9780099511656 Author: Morrison, Toni Publisher: Vintage Classics Publication Date: 6th December 2007 Imprint: Vintage Classics Cover: Paperback Dewey: 813.54 (edition:22) Pages: 321 Readership: General - Trade / Code: K Category: Subjects: ,

Discover Toni Morrison’s most iconic work in this Pulitzer-prize winning novel that exemplifies her powerful and important place in contemporary American literature.

‘An American masterpiece’ AS Byatt

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.

‘Toni Morrison was a giant of her times and ours?”Beloved,” is a heartbreaking testimony to the ongoing ravages of slavery, and should be read by all’ Margaret Atwood, New York Times

‘The literary titan we must never stop learning from’ Metro


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

**One of the BBC’s 100 Novels That Shaped Our World**

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