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The Resource Beloved : a novel, by Toni Morrison

Beloved : a novel, by Toni Morrison

Label
Beloved : a novel
Title
Beloved
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
by Toni Morrison
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
After Paul D. finds his old slave friend Sethe in Ohio and moves in with her and her daughter Denver, a strange girl comes along by the name of "Beloved." Sethe and Denver take her in and then strange things begin to happen. Set in rural Ohio several years after the Civil War, this profoundly affecting chronicle of slavery and its aftermath is Toni Morrison's greatest novel, a dazzling achievement, and the most spellbinding reading experience of the decade. A brutally powerful, mesmerizing story- read it and tremble. At the center of Toni Morrison's fifth novel, which earned her the 1988 Pulitzer Prize for fiction, is an almost unspeakable act of horror and heroism: a woman brutally kills her infant daughter rather than allow her to be enslaved. The woman is Sethe, and the novel traces her journey from slavery to freedom during and immediately following the Civil War. Woven into this circular, mesmerizing narrative are the horrible truths of Sethe's past: the incredible cruelties she endured as a slave, and the hardships she suffered in her journey north to freedom. Just as Sethe finds the past too painful to remember, and the future just "a matter of keeping the past at bay," her story is almost too painful to read. Yet Morrison manages to imbue the wreckage of her characters' lives with compassion, humanity, and humor. Part ghost story, part history lesson, part folk tale, Beloved finds beauty in the unbearable, and lets us all see the enduring promise of hope that lies in anyones future
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
  • Great American Read, 2018.
  • Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, 1988.
  • Robert F. Kennedy Book Award, 1988.
Awards note
Pulitzer Prize, Fiction, 1988.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
046250
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1931-2019
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Morrison, Toni
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/lexile
870
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • African American women
  • Women slaves
  • Infanticide
  • Ohio
  • African American women
  • Infanticide
  • Women slaves
  • Ohio
Target audience
adult
Label
Beloved : a novel, by Toni Morrison
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm15284982
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
275 pages
Isbn
9780394535975
Isbn Type
(hc.)
Lccn
86046157
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)15284982
Label
Beloved : a novel, by Toni Morrison
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm15284982
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
275 pages
Isbn
9780394535975
Isbn Type
(hc.)
Lccn
86046157
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)15284982

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