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Publisher Description

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER From the acclaimed Nobel Prize winner—an unflinchingly look 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.

GENRE
Fiction & Literature
RELEASED
1987
August 12
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
288
Pages
PUBLISHER
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
SELLER
Penguin Random House LLC
SIZE
2.5
MB

Customer Reviews

BlazeDragon80 ,

Beloved

I read this book for my English class during the summer for my freshman year and I have to say, it was quite a long read for an average? person, I guess. It took me two months to read this with 30 minutes a day and an extra 15 for note taking. The book was fine but not that great. I didn't understand some parts of the chapters, but fine nonetheless.

frostitude ,

Mesmerizing, painfully so.

This is a work of genuine beauty. It’s wrapped in a story of wholly American history that is so painful to finish but worth all that it inflicts on you.

HGK2472 ,

Beloved

Great book, it’s a difficult and heavy read but it is enjoyable! You have to set time aside to read and dive deep into the different levels of the novel.

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