It is the mid-1800s. At Sweet Home in Kentuckhy, an era is ending as slavery comes under attack from the abolitionists. The worlds of Halle and Paul D. are to be destroyed in a cataclysm of torment and agony. The world of Sethe, however, is to turn from one of love to one of violence and death - the death of Sethe's baby daughter Beloved, whose ...
It is the mid-1800s. At Sweet Home in Kentuckhy, an era is ending as slavery comes under attack from the abolitionists. The worlds of Halle and Paul D. are to be destroyed in a cataclysm of torment and agony. The world of Sethe, however, is to turn from one of love to one of violence and death - the death of Sethe's baby daughter Beloved, whose name is the single word on the tombstone, who died at her mother's hands, and who will return to claim retribution.
Fine. No dust jacket as issued. Trade paperback (US). Glued binding. 275 p. Contains: Illustrations. Plume Contemporary Fiction. Audience: General/trade. TRADE PAPERBACK BOOK IS IN NEW UNUSED CONDITION
Good. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1987. First edition. Paperback. 275 pp. Good, with a reader's crease, light edge wear, and a faint trace of soil. A few pages have minimal pencil marks and underlining. Rear free endpaper has a small note from the prior owner.
Very good in very good dust jacket. FIRST EDITION, FIFTH PRINTING OF MORRISON'S PULITZER PRIZE WINNING CLASSIC + VERY GOOD CONDITION + ORIGINAL HARDBACK FORMAT; COLLECTING BOOKS SINCE 1988, SELLING BOOKS SINCE 2008. Sewn binding. Cloth over boards. 288 p. Audience: General/trade.
Very Good in Very Good jacket. Stated First Edition. Unmarked, crisp pages. Strong, tight binding and straight boards. Dust jacket is bright, glossy with minimal shelfwear protected in cleary mylar. All items packaged promptly with care.
Fine. F/F+. 1st edition, 1st printing. Winner of the 1988 Pulitzer Prize and American Book Award and finalist for the 1987 National Book Award (Fiction). Basis for the 1998 Jonathan Demme film starring Oprah Winfrey, Danny Glover and Thandie Newton. We offer a LIFETIME GUARANTEE. Contact us for details.
Very Good. 0394535979 This is a first edition(stated) inscribed copy of the award winning novel by Toni Morrison. The book is listed as a book of the month club issue and has an imprint box on the back cover which may indicate that it is a reprint copy. The inscription on the 3rd inside page reads, " To Beth Toni Morrison." The book has a very good unclipped dust jacket. The book has no markings inside except for the author's inscription and a small pin hole(from an eraser removal of the previous owners mark) on the first inside page in the upper right corner. The flaw is minimal and does not impact the contents of the book.
This book was received in a timely manner. It was in the condition as stated. I was very pleased. Thank you.
Dec 15, 2011
This book came in the expected conditions and will make an excellent gift.
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!
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.
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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