Beloved: A Novel

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Vintage International, 2004 - Fiction - 321 pages
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.
 

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Something is wrong at the house numbered 24. While Baby Suggs was still alive, it was a place of meeting and even dancing. But while her daughter, Sethe and Sethe’s daughter Denver still live there ... Read full review

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I don't like reading introductions before I read a book, because they often contain spoilers. I finished this book today and then read the introduction. As I started the book, I found myself being ... Read full review

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Section 1
Section 2
Section 3
Section 4
Section 5
Section 6
Section 7
Section 8
Section 16
Section 17
Section 18
Section 19
Section 20
Section 21
Section 22
Section 23

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Section 15
Section 24
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Toni Morrison is the Robert F. Goheen Professor of Humanities at Princeton University. She has received the National Book Critics Circle Award and the Pulitzer Prize. In 1993 she was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature. She lives in Rockland County, New York, and Princeton, New Jersey.

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