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The Resource Beloved : a novel, by Toni Morrison

Beloved : a novel, by Toni Morrison

Label
Beloved : a novel
Title
Beloved
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
by Toni Morrison
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
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 note
Pulitzer Prize for Fiction (1988).
Cataloging source
MNK
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Label
Beloved : a novel, by Toni Morrison
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Hardcover ed. published: New York : Knopf, 1987
  • Challenged Book: Sexually explicit, religious viewpoint, violence, anti-ethnic, anti-family, insensitivity, offensive language, occult/satanic
Control code
25529745
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
275 p.
Isbn
9780452264465
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
88005185
Note
  • Library's copy 1 (SW Writers): Forms part of: Molly Ivins Personal Library Collection. Gift of Andrew Ivins, 2009 (Access. No. 2009-022). Items laid in: TLS from John [Rechy] to Molly [Ivins], December 8, 1991 (1 sheet); notes by [Molly Ivins] (1 slip). Paperbound.
  • Core title in Resources for College Libraries
System control number
(OCoLC)25529745
Label
Beloved : a novel, by Toni Morrison
Publication
Note
  • Hardcover ed. published: New York : Knopf, 1987
  • Challenged Book: Sexually explicit, religious viewpoint, violence, anti-ethnic, anti-family, insensitivity, offensive language, occult/satanic
Control code
25529745
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
275 p.
Isbn
9780452264465
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
88005185
Note
  • Library's copy 1 (SW Writers): Forms part of: Molly Ivins Personal Library Collection. Gift of Andrew Ivins, 2009 (Access. No. 2009-022). Items laid in: TLS from John [Rechy] to Molly [Ivins], December 8, 1991 (1 sheet); notes by [Molly Ivins] (1 slip). Paperbound.
  • Core title in Resources for College Libraries
System control number
(OCoLC)25529745

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