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Beloved : a novel / by Toni Morrison ; [with a new foreword by the author].

Author/creator Morrison, Toni author.
Format Tactile Material, Book, and Print
EditionFirst Vintage International edition.
Publication Info New York : Vintage International, [2004]
Copyright Notice ©2004
Descriptionxix, 321 pages ; 21 cm
Supplemental Content Sample text
Supplemental Content Contributor biographical information
Supplemental Content Publisher description
Supplemental Content Additional Information at Google Books
Supplemental Content
Abstract Set after the American Civil War (1861-1865), the novel is inspired by the story of an African American slave, Margaret Garner, who escaped slavery in Kentucky late January 1856 by fleeing to Ohio, a free state. In the novel, the protagonist Sethe is also a slave who escapes slavery, running to Cincinnati, Ohio. After twenty-eight days of freedom, a posse arrives to retrieve her and her children under the Fugitive Slave Act of 1850, which gave slave owners the right to pursue slaves across state borders. Sethe kills her two-year-old daughter rather than allow her to be recaptured and taken back to Sweet Home, the Kentucky plantation from which Sethe recently fled. A woman presumed to be her daughter, called Beloved, returns years later to haunt Sethe's home at 124 Bluestone Road, Cincinnati, Ohio.
Local noteLittle-305131069700Z
Local noteLittle-353991--305131033298
Local noteLittle--305131069700Z
General notePortion of statement of responsibility taken from cover.
General note"Originally published in a slightly different form in hardcover in the United States by Alfred A. Knopf, a division of Random House, Inc., New York, in 1987"--Title page verso.
Study program note Reading Counts RC
LanguageESL 112+
Awards notePulitzer Prize for fiction, 1988
Awards noteAmerican Book Award, 1988
Genre/formHistorical fiction.
Genre/formHistorical fiction.
Genre/formHistorical fiction.
Genre/formHistorical fiction.
LCCN 2004555136
ISBN9781400033416 (paperback)
ISBN1400033411 (paperback)
ISBN9780756940553 (library binding)
ISBN0756940559 (library binding)
ISBN9781439559796 (PawPrints)
ISBN1439559791 (PawPrints)
Standard identifier# 9781400033416

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