Author(s): Morrison, Toni,
Date of Publication: 21/08/1997,
Pagination: 352 pages,
Published By: Vintage
Book Classification: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945), Historical fiction
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.