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  • Published: 1 December 2010
  • ISBN: 9780099540977
  • Imprint: Vintage Classics
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 352
  • RRP: $14.99

Beloved




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.

INCLUDES A READING GUIDE

  • Pub date: 1 December 2010
  • ISBN: 9780099540977
  • Imprint: Vintage Classics
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 352
  • RRP: $14.99

About the Author

Toni Morrison

Toni Morrison was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1993. She was the author of many novels, including The Bluest Eye, Sula, Beloved, Paradise and Love. She received the National Book Critics Circle Award and a Pulitzer Prize for her fiction and was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom, America’s highest civilian honour, in 2012 by Barack Obama. Toni Morrison died on 5 August 2019 at the age of eighty-eight.

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Praise for Beloved

“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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