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Beloved

28 Ratings: 3.1
A book by Toni Morrison

In the troubled years following the Civil War, the spirit of a murdered child haunts the Ohio home of a former slave. This angry, destructive ghost breaks mirrors, leaves its fingerprints in cake icing, and generally makes life difficult for Sethe and … see full wiki

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Author: Toni Morrison
Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf
4 reviews about Beloved
Quick Tip by . June 22, 2010
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review by . November 29, 2006
Beloved is one of the most famous novels by Toni Morrison, America's only female to win the Nobel Prize in literature. Set in the America before the Civil War, the story moves from the slave South to the non-slave North. Free the North is not, as this book depicts, for slaves could be captured and returned down South. The book is conglomeration of multiple themes and storylines. First and foremost is the story of Sethe, a black woman who used to be a slave. Second, the book focuses on her baby who …
review by . February 10, 2006
What will a mother do for her child? Will she die for it? Will she kill it herself to keep it from dying at the hands of others? At some point or time we all say we'll do whatever it takes for the health and happiness of our children and then the day arrives when either we eat these words or live up to them. Sethe lives and in a sense dies by them. This story is so full of metaphor and symbolism that a reader must bring something to the book in order to get something out of it. Toni Morrison has …
review by . August 21, 2002
A powerful book that resembles putting a puzzle together much more so than many so-called mysteries--you get a glimpse of the completed puzzle early on in the novel, as if you were peeking at the box top before dumping the pieces on the table, then you promptly forget it as you painstakingly examine each piece to try and put it in its proper place. Some pieces you have to pick up and put down again because you don't have enough of the puzzle created to understand where they go. And some pieces you …
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