Special archival edition
A stunning gift package of prize-winning Beloved to commemorate Toni Morrison.
Stunningly-designed new editions of Toni Morrison’s best-known novels, published by Vintage Classics in celebration of her life and work.
WITH A NEW INTRODUCTION BY BOOKER PRIZE WINNING AUTHOR BERNARDINE EVARISTO
Sethe is now miles away from Sweet Home – the farm where she was kept as a slave for many years. Unable to forget the unspeakable horrors that took place there, Sethe is haunted by the violent spectre of her dead child, the daughter who died nameless and whose tombstone is etched with a single word, ‘Beloved’.
A tale of brutality, horror and, above all, love at any cost, Beloved is Toni Morrison’s enduring masterpiece and best-known work.
“‘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’ ”
“‘I adored her honesty. I admired the way she occupied her space in the world. I believed her’”
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
“‘[Toni Morrison] led and we followed, and she showed us the beauty of the language, and the power that was unleashed when that beauty was allied to a great heart and a ferocious mind’”
“‘No other writer in my lifetime, or perhaps ever, has married so completely an understanding of the structures of power with knowledge of the human heart’”
“‘Toni Morrison is the greatest chronicler of the American experience that we have ever known’”
“‘Morrison is, to me, the best writer the English-speaking world has ever seen’”
“‘Morrison’s legacy in commemorating slavery’s survivors will endure and uplift for centuries to come'”
“‘Her every word a caress, her every sentence an embrace, her every paragraph, a cupping of her hands around our faces that said: I know you, I see you, we are together’”
“‘I have never read anyone else like her . . . She was an opener of doors, doors that seemed they might always be shut, doors shut so tight they seemed not to be doors at all’”
“‘Her legacy is total excellence . . . she is magnificent, her emotional intelligence is second to none and her bravery was equal to her artistry’”
“‘Morrison almost single-handedly took American fiction forward in the second half of the twentieth century’”