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The Resource Beloved : a novel, by Toni Morrison ; [with a new foreword by the author]

Beloved : a novel, by Toni Morrison ; [with a new foreword by the author]

Label
Beloved : a novel
Title
Beloved
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
by Toni Morrison ; [with a new foreword by the author]
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Staring unflinchingly into the abyss of slavery, this spellbinding novel transforms history into a story as powerful as Exodus and as intimate as a lullaby. Sethe, its protagonist, was born a slave and escaped to Ohio, but eighteen years later she is still not free. She has too many memories of Sweet Home, the beautiful farm where so many hideous things happened. And Sethe's new home is haunted by the ghost of her baby, who died nameless and whose tombstone is engraved with a single word: Beloved. Filled with bitter poetry and suspense as taut as a rope, Beloved is a towering achievement. After the Civil War ends, Sethe longingly recalls the two-year-old daughter whom she killed when threatened with recapture after escaping from slavery 18 years before
Summary
Sethe, an escaped slave living in post-Civil War Ohio with her daughter and mother-in-law, is persistently haunted by the ghost of her dead baby girl
Theme
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
Award
  • Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, 1988.
  • Robert F. Kennedy Book Award, 1988.
  • Great American Read, 2018.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
046250
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Morrison, Toni
Index
no index present
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/lexile
870
Literary form
novels
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • African American women
  • Women slaves
  • Infanticide
  • Ohio
Target audience
adult
Label
Beloved : a novel, by Toni Morrison ; [with a new foreword by the author]
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
ocm55604617
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
1st Vintage International ed.
Extent
xix, 321 p.
Isbn
9781400033416
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2004555136
System control number
(Sirsi) ADT-3408
Label
Beloved : a novel, by Toni Morrison ; [with a new foreword by the author]
Publication
Control code
ocm55604617
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
1st Vintage International ed.
Extent
xix, 321 p.
Isbn
9781400033416
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2004555136
System control number
(Sirsi) ADT-3408

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