Series: Beloved Trilogy Book 1
Genre: Historical Fiction
Length: 321 pages
Audiobook Length: 12 hours and 3 minutes
First Published: 1987
Staring unflinchingly into the abyss of slavery, this spellbinding New York Times bestseller transforms history into a story as powerful as Exodus and as intimate as a lullaby.
Sethe, its protagonist, was born a slave and escaped to Ohio, but eighteen years later she is still not free. She has too many memories of Sweet Home, the beautiful farm where so many hideous things happened. And Sethe’s new home is haunted by the ghost of her baby, who died nameless and whose tombstone is engraved with a single word: Beloved. Filled with bitter poetry and suspense as taut as a rope, Beloved is a towering achievement.
Quotes from Beloved
Freeing yourself was one thing, claiming ownership of that freed self was another.
Love is or it ain’t. Thin love ain’t love at all.
Definitions belong to the definers, not the defined.
Something that is loved is never lost.
About Toni Morrison
Toni Morrison was an American novelist, essayist, book editor, and college professor. She was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1993. Her novels include The Bluest Eye, Beloved, Sula, and Song of Solomon. She died in 2019 at the age of 88.