THE ICONIC PULITZER PRIZE WINNING NOVEL
'An American masterpiece' AS Byatt
WITH A NEW INTRODUCTION BY BOOKER PRIZE WINNER BERNARDINE EVARISTO
Sethe is now miles away from Sweet Home - the farm where she was kept as a slave for many years. Unable to forget the unspeakable horrors that took place there, Sethe is haunted by the violent spectre of her dead child, the daughter who died nameless and whose tombstone is etched with a single word, 'Beloved'.
A tale of brutality, horror and, above all, love at any cost, Beloved is Toni Morrison's enduring masterpiece and best-known work.
Stunningly-designed new editions of Toni Morrison's best-known novels, published by Vintage Classics in celebration of her life and work.
'The literary titian we must never stop learning from' Metro
Winner of the PEN/Saul Bellow award for achievement in American fiction
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
Five novels into an already-distinguished career, Toni Morrison cemented her reputation as one of the most important writers of the 20th century with this global bestseller. It’s clear why the book was so successful: although it’s as lyrical and gorgeous as her earlier novels, Beloved is also a shiveringly effective ghost story. Morrison’s lyrical prose spins out the history of escaped slave Sethe, whose experiences underline slavery’s destructive stain—and the redemptive power of family ties. Don't miss the powerful, Oprah-starring 1998 movie, either.
``Mixed with the lyric beauty of the writing, the fury in Morrison's . . . book is almost palpable,'' asserted PW of this Pulitzer Prize-winning ``haunting chronicle of slavery and its aftermath'' set in rural Ohio in the wake of the Civil War. The ``brilliantly conceived story . . . should not be missed.''
A very powerful and disturbing look back at slavery before and after the Civil War.