Beloved

Kobo ebook | July 24, 2007

byToni Morrison

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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.

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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 m...

Toni Morrison was born in Lorain, Ohio on February 18, 1931. She received a B.A. in English from Howard University in 1953 and a master's degree in English from Cornell University in 1955 with her thesis on the theme of suicide in modern literature. She taught at several universities including Texas Southern University, Howard Universi...

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Format:Kobo ebookPublished:July 24, 2007Publisher:Knopf Doubleday Publishing GroupLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:030738862X

ISBN - 13:9780307388629

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Unforgettable You will not only find this novel difficult to put down, you will find it difficult to put out of your head. I have had wonderful--often heated and wildly divergent--discussions of this novel in both my Lit. classes and my bookclub. I would urge anyone who reads this book to seek out other readers to discuss it with--you will probably be surprised at their interpretation of symbols or events in the story. While Morrison depicts the devestating repercussions of slavery, the story is not completely bleak, and it gets even better with every re-reading. Even without discussion, the prose is challenging but rewarding, and the story is unforgettable. Put this novel on your "must read" list.
Date published: 2017-01-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Intense look into a different time. Toni Morrison gives us a look into a time of slavery, poverty, racial division and much more. Very, very intense writing with some sexual content and a heartbreaking ending. Definitely worth the read.
Date published: 2017-01-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Intense The writing took a bit of getting used to, but this is a powerful story about the effects of slavery on every aspect of life, especially family and parenthood. The end is heartbreaking and one of the best in modern literature.
Date published: 2016-11-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A heartbreaking classic Beloved is a must read. It explores themes of racism and gender that are extremely pressing for us to be talking about today. It is also a heartbreaking story that is sublimely written. Simply a must read.
Date published: 2016-11-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beloved If you've never read this book, you should pick it up right now. So good and powerful!
Date published: 2014-02-21
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Beloved? More like Betrayed the Contemporary Genre. Final Verdict: 1 out of 10. Another novel probing the themes of racism and sexism that only exist in Toni Morrison's imagination. No credit given to the progress made, by society and indivisuals, to stem away from sexism, racism and intolerance. First and last Toni Morrison I shall ever read, lest I unsheath my butcher knife and end my misery.
Date published: 2008-06-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beloved Review The only novel I've read by Toni Morrison, it is also one of the best books that I've ever read. Often the jacket quotations are difficult to take at face value when they all scream ''powerful...provacative...'', but the critics aren't lying. It is an extremely moving tale of Sethe, a freed slave after the Civil War, and her dealings with her past. The novel like no other I've encountered deals with trauma in a way that befits the pain. Convoluted, spiraling in on itself at times, and intertwined with emotion, the book, I am sure, must be read multiple times to appreciate more fully Morrison's masterpiece; it is one book that is quite worth it.
Date published: 2005-12-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from amazing this is my new favourite book! Toni Morrison's writing skills are absolutely amazing!!! although some parts were kind of confusing, this is definately a book that deserves a read, a reread, and a rereread.
Date published: 2005-10-08