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Terrible, unspeakable things happened to Sethe at Sweet Home, the farm where she lived as a slave for so many years until she escaped to Ohio. Her new life is full of hope but eighteen years later she is still not free. Sethe’s new home is not only haunted by the memories of her past but also by the ghost of her baby, who died nameless and whose tombstone is engraved with a single word: Beloved.
**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 *
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