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Beloved

By: Morrison, Toni

0099760118 / 9780099760115
Paperback
21/08/1997
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United Kingdom
Contemporary classics
20 cm 275p.
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Quiz No: 227362, Points 15.00, Book Level 6.00,
Upper Years - Key Stage 3 Learn More
Reprint. Originally published: London: Chatto & Windus, 1987.

Discover Toni Morrison's most iconic work in this Pulitzer-prize winning novel that exemplifies her powerful and important place in contemporary American literature. 'An American masterpiece' AS ByattIt 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. 'Toni Morrison was a giant of her times and ours..."Beloved," is a heartbreaking testimony to the ongoing ravages of slavery, and should be read by all' Margaret Atwood, New York Times 'The literary titan we must never stop learning from' MetroWinner of the PEN/Saul Bellow award for achievement in American fiction**One of the BBC's 100 Novels That Shaped Our World**

BIC:

FA Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945), FV Historical fiction

Prizes:

W 1988 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction
W 1988 Pulitzer Prize Novel Category

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