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ONE OF FIVE NEW VINTAGE FUTURE CLASSICS READING GUIDE EDITIONS

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.

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Reviews

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

A magnificent achievement...an American masterpiece

A.S. Byatt, Guardian

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Formats & editions

  • Paperback

    9780099540977

    December 1, 2010

    Vintage Classics

    352 pages

    RRP $14.99

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  • Hardback

    9781857152685

    December 1, 2006

    Everyman

    360 pages

    RRP $32.99

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  • Paperback

    9780099273936

    April 1, 1999

    Vintage

    352 pages

    RRP $19.99

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  • Paperback

    9780099760115

    December 5, 1997

    Vintage

    352 pages

    RRP $19.99

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Awards and Recognition

  • National Book Award for Fiction (USA)
    1987
    Runner-up
    National Book Award Fiction
  • Pulitzer Prize for Fiction
    1988
    Winner
    Pulitzer Prize Fiction