Beloved

Morrison's magnificent Pulitzer Prize-winning novel--first published in 1987--brings the unimaginable experience of slavery into the literature of today and into the reader's comprehension.

Prescribed at UNISA (University of South Africa) for :Social Sciences (ENN315R) by lecturer Sira Giuseppina Iginia Dambe

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.

Review:

Prescribed at UNISA (University of South Africa) for :Social Sciences (ENN315R) by lecturer Sira Giuseppina Iginia Dambe

A masterwork. . . . Wonderful. . . . I can't imagine American literature without it. --John Leonard, Los Angeles Times
A triumph. --Margaret Atwood, The New York Times Book Review
Toni Morrison's finest work. . . . [It] sets her apart [and] displays her prodigious talent. -- Chicago Sun-Times
Dazzling. . . . Magical. . . . An extraordinary work. -- The New York Times
A masterpiece. . . . Magnificent. . . . Astounding. . . . Overpowering. -- Newsweek
Brilliant. . . . Resonates from past to present. -- San Francisco Chronicle
A brutally powerful, mesmerizing story. . . . Read it and tremble. -- People
Toni Morrison is not just an important contemporary novelist but a major figure in our national literature. -- New York Review of Books
A work of genuine force. . . . Beautifully written. -- The Washington Post
There is something great in Beloved : a play of human voices, consciously exalted, perversely stressed, yet holding true. It gets you. -- The New Yorker
A magnificent heroine . . . a glorious book. -- The Baltimore Sun
Superb. . . . A profound and shattering story that carries the weight of history. . . . Exquisitely told. -- Cosmopolitan
Magical . . . rich, provocative, extremely satisfying. -- Milwaukee Journal
Beautifully written. . . . Powerful. . . . Toni Morrison has become one of America's finest novelists. -- The Plain Dealer
Stunning. . . A lasting achievement. -- The Christian Science Monitor
Written with a force rarely seen in contemporary fiction. . . . One feels deep admiration. -- USA Today
Compelling . . . . Morrison shakes that brilliant kaleidoscope ofhers again, and the story of pain, endurance, poetry and power she is born to tell comes right out. -- The Village Voice
A book worth many rereadings. -- Glamour
In her most probing novel, Toni Morrison has demonstrated once again the stunning powers that place her in the first ranks of our living novelists. -- St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Heart-wrenching . . . mesmerizing. -- The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Shattering emotional power and impact. -- New York Daily News
A rich, mythical novel . . . a triumph. -- St. Petersburg Times
Powerful . . . voluptuous. -- New York

Author:
Toni Morrison
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Morrison's magnificent Pulitzer Prize-winning novel--first published in 1987--brings the unimaginable experience of slavery into the literature of today and into the reader's comprehension.

Prescribed at UNISA (University of South Africa) for :Social Sciences (ENN315R) by lecturer Sira Giuseppina Iginia Dambe

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.

Review:

Prescribed at UNISA (University of South Africa) for :Social Sciences (ENN315R) by lecturer Sira Giuseppina Iginia Dambe

A masterwork. . . . Wonderful. . . . I can't imagine American literature without it. --John Leonard, Los Angeles Times
A triumph. --Margaret Atwood, The New York Times Book Review
Toni Morrison's finest work. . . . [It] sets her apart [and] displays her prodigious talent. -- Chicago Sun-Times
Dazzling. . . . Magical. . . . An extraordinary work. -- The New York Times
A masterpiece. . . . Magnificent. . . . Astounding. . . . Overpowering. -- Newsweek
Brilliant. . . . Resonates from past to present. -- San Francisco Chronicle
A brutally powerful, mesmerizing story. . . . Read it and tremble. -- People
Toni Morrison is not just an important contemporary novelist but a major figure in our national literature. -- New York Review of Books
A work of genuine force. . . . Beautifully written. -- The Washington Post
There is something great in Beloved : a play of human voices, consciously exalted, perversely stressed, yet holding true. It gets you. -- The New Yorker
A magnificent heroine . . . a glorious book. -- The Baltimore Sun
Superb. . . . A profound and shattering story that carries the weight of history. . . . Exquisitely told. -- Cosmopolitan
Magical . . . rich, provocative, extremely satisfying. -- Milwaukee Journal
Beautifully written. . . . Powerful. . . . Toni Morrison has become one of America's finest novelists. -- The Plain Dealer
Stunning. . . A lasting achievement. -- The Christian Science Monitor
Written with a force rarely seen in contemporary fiction. . . . One feels deep admiration. -- USA Today
Compelling . . . . Morrison shakes that brilliant kaleidoscope ofhers again, and the story of pain, endurance, poetry and power she is born to tell comes right out. -- The Village Voice
A book worth many rereadings. -- Glamour
In her most probing novel, Toni Morrison has demonstrated once again the stunning powers that place her in the first ranks of our living novelists. -- St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Heart-wrenching . . . mesmerizing. -- The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Shattering emotional power and impact. -- New York Daily News
A rich, mythical novel . . . a triumph. -- St. Petersburg Times
Powerful . . . voluptuous. -- New York

Product details

Author:
Toni Morrison
Publisher:
Vintage Books
ISBN:
9781400033416
Series Title:
Vintage International
Audience:
General
Pages:
352
Width (mm):
129
Length (mm):
203
Weight (g):
362

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