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Beloved : a novel / by Toni Morrison ; [with a new foreword by the author].

Morrison, Toni. (Author).
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Available copies

  • 2 of 3 copies available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
  • 1 of 2 copies available at Lake Agassiz Regional Library. (Show preferred library)

Current holds

0 current holds with 3 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Bagley Public Library MOR (Text) 33500012173878 Main Available -
Detroit Lakes Public Library MOR (Text) 33500012435251 Main Checked out 12/29/2018
Thief River Falls Public Library MOR (Text) 35500004294755 Main Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780452264465
  • ISBN: 1400033411 (pbk.)
  • ISBN: 9781400033416
  • Physical Description: xix, 321 p. ; 21 cm.
  • Edition: 1st Vintage International ed.
  • Publisher: New York : Vintage International, 2004.

Content descriptions

Summary, etc.: 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. After the Civil War ends, Sethe longingly recalls the two-year-old daughter whom she killed when threatened with recapture after escaping from slavery 18 years before.
Author Notes

Toni Morrison is the Robert F. Goheen Professor of Humanities at Princeton University.

Subject: African American women > Fiction.
Women slaves > Fiction.
Infanticide > Fiction.
Ohio > Fiction.
Genre: Historical fiction.

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