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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
Author
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. 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
Writing style
Character
Award
  • Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, 1988.
  • Robert F. Kennedy Book Award, 1988.
  • Great American Read, 2018.
Awards note
Pulitzer Prize, Fiction, 1988.
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046250
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
Interest level
High School
LC call number
PS3563.O8749
LC item number
B4 1987
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870
Literary form
novels
Reading level
  • 7.3 :
  • 8.1
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Study program name
  • Accelerated Reader AR
  • Reading Counts RC
Target audience
adult
Label
Beloved, a novel by Toni Morrison
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Instantiates
Publication
Distribution
Note
"This is a Borzoi book"--Title page verso
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Beloved and the New Apocalypse
  • Susan Bowers
  • Fleshly Ghosts and Ghostly Flesh: The Word and the Body in Beloved
  • David Lawrence
  • Beloved: A Womanist Neo-Slave Narrative; or Multivocal Remembrances of Things Past
  • Bernard W. Bell
  • Maternal Bonds as Devourers of Women's Individuation in Toni Morrison's Beloved
  • Stephanie A. Demetrakopoulos
  • The Ghosts of Slavery: Historical Recovery in Toni Morrison's Beloved
  • Linda Krumholz
  • Introduction
  • Unspeakable Things Unspoken: Ghosts and Memories in Beloved
  • Elizabeth Fox-Genovese
  • Daughters Signifyin(g) History: The Example of Toni Morrison's Beloved
  • Ashraf H.A. Rushdy
  • Beloved: Toni Morrison's Post-Apocalyptic Novel
  • Josef Pesch
  • Toni Morrison's Beloved: History, "Rememory," and a "Clamor for a Kiss"
  • Caroline Rody
  • Ghosts of Liberalism: Morrison's Beloved and the Moynihan Report
  • James Berger
  • Harold Bloom
  • Figurations of Rape and the Supernatural in Beloved
  • Pamela E. Barnett
  • Haunted by Their Nightmares
  • Margaret Atwood
  • Toni Morrison's Beloved
  • Roger Sale
  • A Different Remembering: Memory, History and Meaning in Toni Morrison's Beloved
  • Marilyn Sanders Mobley
Control code
ocm15284982
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
275 pages
Isbn
9780307264886
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
Link
Publication
Distribution
Note
"This is a Borzoi book"--Title page verso
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Beloved and the New Apocalypse
  • Susan Bowers
  • Fleshly Ghosts and Ghostly Flesh: The Word and the Body in Beloved
  • David Lawrence
  • Beloved: A Womanist Neo-Slave Narrative; or Multivocal Remembrances of Things Past
  • Bernard W. Bell
  • Maternal Bonds as Devourers of Women's Individuation in Toni Morrison's Beloved
  • Stephanie A. Demetrakopoulos
  • The Ghosts of Slavery: Historical Recovery in Toni Morrison's Beloved
  • Linda Krumholz
  • Introduction
  • Unspeakable Things Unspoken: Ghosts and Memories in Beloved
  • Elizabeth Fox-Genovese
  • Daughters Signifyin(g) History: The Example of Toni Morrison's Beloved
  • Ashraf H.A. Rushdy
  • Beloved: Toni Morrison's Post-Apocalyptic Novel
  • Josef Pesch
  • Toni Morrison's Beloved: History, "Rememory," and a "Clamor for a Kiss"
  • Caroline Rody
  • Ghosts of Liberalism: Morrison's Beloved and the Moynihan Report
  • James Berger
  • Harold Bloom
  • Figurations of Rape and the Supernatural in Beloved
  • Pamela E. Barnett
  • Haunted by Their Nightmares
  • Margaret Atwood
  • Toni Morrison's Beloved
  • Roger Sale
  • A Different Remembering: Memory, History and Meaning in Toni Morrison's Beloved
  • Marilyn Sanders Mobley
Control code
ocm15284982
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
275 pages
Isbn
9780307264886
Lccn
86046157
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)15284982

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