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

Label
Beloved
Title
Beloved
Statement of responsibility
a novel by Toni Morrison ; [with a new foreword by the author]
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
  • Sethe, an escaped slave living in post-Civil War Ohio with her daughter and mother-in-law, is haunted persistently by the ghost of the dead baby girl whom she sacrificed
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Morrison, Toni
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
Intended audience
870L
Intended audience source
Lexile
LC call number
PS3563.O8749
LC item number
B4 2004
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • African American women
  • Women slaves
  • Infanticide
  • Ohio
Label
Beloved, a novel by Toni Morrison ; [with a new foreword by the author]
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
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First Vintage International edition.
Extent
xix, 321 pages
Isbn
9780375405624
Lccn
2004555136
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
2004555136
Label
Beloved, a novel by Toni Morrison ; [with a new foreword by the author]
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First Vintage International edition.
Extent
xix, 321 pages
Isbn
9780375405624
Lccn
2004555136
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
2004555136

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