Beloved by Toni Morrison


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, Belovedis a towering achievement.

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...
Title:BelovedFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:July 24, 2007Publisher:Knopf Doubleday Publishing GroupLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:030738862X

ISBN - 13:9780307388629

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Rated 3 out of 5 by from no Out of all of the books that I have read in my life this is by far one of the worsts. It was quite hard to get into and understanding the roles of the numerous characters was much too difficult to read. The dreadfully long beginning and the overly large and complex names made this a difficult and boring read.
Date published: 2017-10-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good read! I was invested from the moment I sat down to read it. Love the tory and the surprising twist.
Date published: 2017-07-27
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Hard to Get Into, But Good By the End It took me a while to get into this--the writing style is a bit disjointed and hard for me to get into. I was hooked by the end... but like another reviewer said, I was also a bit too creeped out to sleep after my nightly reading. #plumreview
Date published: 2017-07-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Strange but great I really enjoyed Beloved. It was so well written that at points, I was actually too creeped out to sleep.
Date published: 2017-06-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wow... I read this book at college and was deeply disturbed by it. Not for the faint of heart.
Date published: 2017-04-06
Rated 4 out of 5 by from First Time TM Reader This was the first time I read anything written by Toni Morrison. I really enjoyed it.
Date published: 2017-03-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Eye-Opening Such a sophisticated, articulate and imaginative novel. #plumreview
Date published: 2017-03-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Dense, Beautiful, Gothic Toni Morrison rewrites the slave narrative to include psychological, emotional, and physical experiences left out so often in the "traditional" approach to the genre. Based on Margaret Garner, a woman who attempted to kill her children in order to save them from being returned to slavery. It is heavy content, and it takes determination and commitment to finish. That being said, the work to earn your bond with the characters is worth the invaluable perspective you gain from the novel. Grappling with desire and fear of desire, combining the Gothic and the historical, Morrison emphasizes the reality that the ghosts of slavery still haunt the American present.
Date published: 2017-02-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from great i only realized my appreciation for the book once i finished. tough to get through but worth it!
Date published: 2017-02-09
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