Discover Toni Morrison’s most iconic work in this Pulitzer-prize winning novel that exemplifies her powerful and important place in contemporary American literature.
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.
'A magnificent achievement... An American masterpiece.' — A. S. Byatt, Guardian
'There is something great in 'Beloved': a play of human voices. consciously exalted, perversely stressed, yet holding true. It gets you.' — New Yorker
'Toni Morrison has created a frightening, beautiful and intensely exciting novel about America and its past. I am not able to think of a better one.' — London Review of Books
'A work of genuine force... Beautifully written.' — Washington Post
|Published||2016 (First Edition, 1987)|