by Toni Morrison
- Voted #3 of the Top 100 Books of the 20th Century
- 4 Time AALBC.com Bestselling Book!
- Honored by the National Book Foundation in 1987
- Pulitzer Prize Finalist/Winner 1988
- A QBR 100 Essential Black Book
- 1988 American Book Award
Publication Date: Jun 08, 2004
List Price: $16.00
Format: Paperback, 321 pages
Imprint: Vintage Books
Publisher: Penguin Random House
Parent Company: Bertelsmann
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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.
Toni Morrison’s masterpiece of a novel Beloved is based upon the true story of Margaret Garner, a fugitive slave from Kentucky, killed one of her children rather than permit her to be returned to slavery. Garner drowned in a shipwreck as she was being brought back to slavery.