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Overview Staring unflinchingly into the abyss of slavery, this spellbinding novel 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 ...


  • ISBN-13: 9781400033416
  • Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 6/8/2004
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 352
  • Sales rank: 12,846
  • Product dimensions: 5.10 (w) x 7.90 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Reviews (5)

  • TifRae
    3 years, 5 months ago at Barnes & Noble

    5.0 / 5.0

    The novel "Beloved" is a very good book. If you like books with action and mysterious things going on, then this is the book for you! It's all about a mother murdering her daughter and the family trying to figure out why. It's all full of suspense. Enjoy! :)

  • Anonymous
    3 years, 10 months ago at Barnes & Noble

    1.0 / 5.0

    this book was good but not as great as many people say it is. it is too abstract and many of the things that are written shouldnt have been written in the first place

  • Zybia
    3 years, 4 months ago at Barnes & Noble

    4.0 / 5.0

    The topic of slavery is quite fascinating, and this well-written book certainly adds to the intrigue. It certainly seems worth a second read for better understanding. The well developed style of the writing makes the text captivating, and the historical and cultural details make it educational.

  • of-course
    4 years, 7 months ago at Barnes & Noble

    5.0 / 5.0

    Of course it flopped as a movie. Beloved has to be read, as it is the most exquisite collection of words ever put on paper.

  • turtle95
    3 years, 7 months ago at Barnes & Noble

    4.0 / 5.0

    although it was a little difficult to read at times, but overall it was a really great book.