Beloved

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A stunning gift package of prize-winning Beloved to commemorate Toni Morrison. WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY ZADIE SMITH AND SPECIAL ARCHIVAL MATERIAL It is the mid-1800s and as slavery looks to be coming to an end, Sethe is haunted by the violent trauma it wrought on her former enslaved life at Sweet Home, Kentucky. Her dead baby daughter, whose tombstone bears the single word, Beloved, returns as a spectre to punish her mother, but also to elicit her love. Told with heart-stopping clarity, melding horror and beauty, Beloved is ...

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Cathy

Jun 6, 2013

This book was received in a timely manner. It was in the condition as stated. I was very pleased. Thank you.

Jacqueline P

Dec 15, 2011

This book came in the expected conditions and will make an excellent gift.

Thank you!!!!!

BasketBabe

Aug 27, 2009

A Story For The Hopeful

This was the best book that I have ever read. The passion, the beauty and the emotions, just encapsulates the reader page after page. Morrison seamlessly combines Pain with Joy, History with Fiction, and Disgust with Beauty. I cant say that everyone should read this book, because it is defiantly a 'mature' book, but for those who are mature enough to handle it, they should read it. Most certainly every mother should read it. An Amazing book!

plue

Aug 19, 2009

The best American writer ever!

An excellent, though difficcult, read. Certainly one of the best books on slavery and segregation: portrays the black psychological experience so well that I, a white man, almost felt black myselk. The prose is fantastically delightful; the structure of the story is as crafty as ever, oscilatting back and forth between past and present, reality and surrealism; and it's rich in symbolism and it's complex underlying theme is enlightening.

CapeCodder

Mar 12, 2009

A Difficult Read

Beloved is a book that is often found on reading lists for high school students. I read it because our book club felt it was a classic that should be read. It was a difficult book to read because you were never sure what was real. It was a story that needed to be told about slavery, but the use of the supernatural made it hard to understand. The book club agreed that it was good that we read it but would not suggest it to our friends.

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