Discover Toni Morrison’s most iconic work in this Pulitzer-prize winning novel that exemplifies her powerful and important place in contemporary American literature.
‘An American masterpiece’ AS Byatt
It is the mid-1800s and as slavery looks to be coming to an end, Sethe is haunted by the violent trauma it wrought on her former enslaved life at Sweet Home, Kentucky. Her dead baby daughter, whose tombstone bears the single word, Beloved, returns as a spectre to punish her mother, but also to elicit her love. Told with heart-stopping clarity, melding horror and beauty, Beloved is Toni Morrison’s enduring masterpiece.
‘Toni Morrison was a giant of her times and ours…”Beloved,” is a heartbreaking testimony to the ongoing ravages of slavery, and should be read by all’ Margaret Atwood, New York Times
‘The literary titan we must never stop learning from’ Metro
Winner of the PEN/Saul Bellow award for achievement in American fiction
**One of the BBC’s 100 Novels That Shaped Our World**
"[Beloved] has left the realm of fiction and become a force of nature" * Guardian * "A magnificent achievement...an American masterpiece" -- A.S. Byatt * Guardian * "A triumph" -- Margaret Atwood * New York Times Book Review * "She melds horror and beauty in a story that will disturb the mind forever" * Sunday Times * "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" * 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 * "Superb. . .A profound and shattering story that carries the weight of history. . .Exquisitely told" * Cosmopolitan * "This is a wonderful novel about slavery, freedom, parental loss and revenants" * The Week, Thomas Keneally *
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