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The Resource Beloved, a novel by Toni Morrison

Beloved, a novel by Toni Morrison

Label
Beloved
Title
Beloved
Statement of responsibility
a novel by Toni Morrison
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Sethe, an escaped slave who now lives in post-Civil War Ohio, has borne the unthinkable and works hard at "beating back the past." She struggles to keep Beloved, an intruder, from gaining possession of her present while throwing off the legacy of her past
  • 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
Summary
Sethe, an escaped slave living in post-Civil War Ohio with her daughter and mother-in-law, is persistently haunted by the ghost of her dead baby girl
Storyline
Tone
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Character
Award
  • Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, 1988.
  • Robert F. Kennedy Book Award, 1988.
  • Great American Read, 2018.
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Cataloging source
HCO
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
Intended audience
870
Intended audience source
Lexile
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870
Literary form
fiction
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Target audience
adult
Label
Beloved, a novel by Toni Morrison
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Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
319334
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
275 pages
Isbn
9780394535975
Lccn
86046157
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)15284982
Label
Beloved, a novel by Toni Morrison
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
319334
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
275 pages
Isbn
9780394535975
Lccn
86046157
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)15284982

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