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  • Published: 1 December 2006
  • ISBN: 9781857152685
  • Imprint: Everyman
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 360
  • RRP: $45.00

Beloved

Special archival edition




The novel powerfully portrays the meanings of what it means to be owned by another and the difficulty of owning oneself. Mythic in scope, BELOVED is an attempt to grapple with the legacy of slavery.

It is the mid-1800s. At Sweet Home in Kentucky, an era is ending as slavery comes under attack from the abolitionists. The worlds of Halle and Paul D. are to be destroyed in a cataclysm of torment and agony. The world of Sethe, however, is to turn from one of love to one of violence and death - the death of Sethe's baby daughter Beloved, whose name is the single word on the tombstone, who died at her mother's hands, and who will return to claim retribution.

  • Pub date: 1 December 2006
  • ISBN: 9781857152685
  • Imprint: Everyman
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 360
  • RRP: $45.00

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

“She's a masterful craftsperson, which people tend to overlook. She is as great and as innovative as Faulkner and Garcia Marquez and Woolf.”

New York Times

“Mercurial imagination and brilliantly elegant prose...She has the ability to shock and entrance, episode by episode, which is the hallmark of a genuine writer”

The Guardian

“Toni Morrison's writing is a train that knows where it's going, fierce and fast-moving in narrative, lyrically showy in description”

Sunday Times


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