Beloved (Prebound)

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"124 was spiteful." From the opening sentence of Beloved, Morrison's narrative and rhetorical power never wavers; the power to speak from within history, while inventing history; the power to create characters of intricate specificity, characters afflicted with the wildly divergent breadth, depth, and violence of humanity; the power to reward, burden, and sustain us with her vision.

— Yvonne


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.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780756940553
ISBN-10: 0756940559
Publisher: Perfection Learning
Publication Date: June 8th, 2004
Pages: 321
Language: English