A beautiful new edition of a perennial classic - ten of the best books ever written, reissued to celebrate 30 years of VINTAGE
On the occasion of VINTAGE's 30th anniversary rediscover the ten bestselling Vintage Classics of all time in beautiful new editions...
THE CLASSIC NOVEL FROM THE NOBEL PRIZE-WINNING TONI MORRISON
‘A triumph’ Margaret Atwood
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 wordBeloved, 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.
Winner of the PEN/Saul Bellow award for achievement in American fiction
“[Beloved] has left the realm of fiction and become a force of nature”
“There is something great in Beloved: a play of human voices, consciously exalted, perversely stressed, yet holding true. It gets you”
“Toni Morrison has created a frightening, beautiful and intensely exciting novel about America and its past. I am not able to think of a better one”
London Review of Books
“A work of genuine force… Beautifully written”
“Toni Morrison makes me believe in God. She makes me believe in a divine being, because luck and genetics don’t seem to come close to explaining her”