Beloved
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Published:
New York : New American Library, 1988, c1987.
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Book
Physical Desc:
pages cm
Status:
RLD Florissant Adult Fiction
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Description
After Paul D. finds his old slave friend Sethe in Ohio and moves in with her and her daughter Denver, a strange girl comes along by the name of "Beloved." Sethe and Denver take her in and then strange things begin to happen. Set in rural Ohio several years after the Civil War, this profoundly affecting chronicle of slavery and its aftermath is Toni Morrison's greatest novel, a dazzling achievement, and the most spellbinding reading experience of the decade. A brutally powerful, mesmerizing story ... read it and tremble. At the center of Toni Morrison's fifth novel, which earned her the 1988 Pulitzer Prize for fiction, is an almost unspeakable act of horror and heroism: a woman brutally kills her infant daughter rather than allow her to be enslaved. The woman is Sethe, and the novel traces her journey from slavery to freedom during and immediately following the Civil War. Woven into this circular, mesmerizing narrative are the horrible truths of Sethe's past: the incredible cruelties she endured as a slave, and the hardships she suffered in her journey north to freedom. Just as Sethe finds the past too painful to remember, and the future just "a matter of keeping the past at bay," her story is almost too painful to read. Yet Morrison manages to imbue the wreckage of her characters' lives with compassion, humanity, and humor. Part ghost story, part history lesson, part folk tale, Beloved finds beauty in the unbearable, and lets us all see the enduring promise of hope that lies in anyones future.
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Street Date:
8809
Language:
English
ISBN:
0452261368
Accelerated Reader:
UG
Level 6, 15 Points
Lexile measure:
870

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General Note
"A Plume book."
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APA Citation (style guide)

Morrison, T. (19881987). Beloved. New York: New American Library.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Morrison, Toni. 19881987. Beloved. New York: New American Library.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Morrison, Toni, Beloved. New York: New American Library, 19881987.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Morrison, Toni. Beloved. New York: New American Library, 19881987. Print.

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