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Author Morrison, Toni, author.

Title Beloved : a novel / by Toni Morrison.

Publication Info. New York : Plume, 1988.


Location Call No. Status
 Avon Free Public Library - Adult Department  CLASSIC MORRISON    DUE 11-12-21
 East Windsor, Library Association of Warehouse Point - Adult Department  F MOR    Check Shelf
 Enfield, Main Library - Adult Department  F MORRISON c.4  Check Shelf
 New Britain, Main Library - Display shelf  FIC MORRISON    DUE 11-06-21
 New Britain, Main Library - Display shelf  YA FIC MORRISON c.2  Check Shelf
 Rocky Hill, Cora J. Belden Library - Adult Department  MORRISON c.2  Check Shelf
Description 275 pages ; 21 cm.
Series Plume contemporary fiction
Plume contemporary fiction.
Summary 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.
Awards Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, 1988
Subject African American women -- Fiction.
Women slaves -- Fiction.
Infanticide -- Fiction.
Ohio -- Fiction.
African American women. (OCoLC)fst00799438
Infanticide. (OCoLC)fst00972084
Women slaves. (OCoLC)fst01178532
Ohio. (OCoLC)fst01205075
Familie (DE-588)4016397-0
Psychische Verarbeitung (DE-588)4126366-2
Schwarze (DE-588)4116433-7
Sklaverei (DE-588)4055260-3
Cincinnati, Ohio (DE-588)4085269-6
Literature, Modern -- United States.
African Americans -- United States.
Race Relations -- Ohio.
Genre/Form Domestic fiction.
Domestic fiction. (OCoLC)fst01726589
Fiction. (OCoLC)fst01423787
Historical fiction. (OCoLC)fst01726640
Historical fiction.
Domestic fiction.
Historical fiction.
Added Title Adapted as motion picture (work): Beloved (Motion picture : 1998)
ISBN 0452261368 (pbk.)
9780452261365 (pbk.)
0452264464 (pbk.)
9780452264465 (pbk.)
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