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Toni Morrison


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PUBLISHED: 3rd December 2019 NEW RELEASE
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A stunning gift package of prize-winning Beloved to commemorate Toni Morrison.'Toni Morrison was a giant of her times and ours ... Beloved is a heartbreaking testimony to the ongoing ravages of slavery, and should be read by all' Margaret Atwood, New York Times'An American masterpiece' A.S.
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  • Hardcover
    $23.09
PUBLISHED: 3rd December 2019 NEW RELEASE
ISBN: 9781529112832
ANNOTATION:
A stunning gift package of prize-winning Beloved to commemorate Toni Morrison.'Toni Morrison was a giant of her times and ours ... Beloved is a heartbreaking testimony to the ongoing ravages of slavery, and should be read by all' Margaret Atwood, New York Times'An American masterpiece' A.S.

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A stunning gift package of prize-winning Beloved to commemorate Toni Morrison.'Toni Morrison was a giant of her times and ours ... Beloved is a heartbreaking testimony to the ongoing ravages of slavery, and should be read by all' Margaret Atwood, New York Times'An American masterpiece' A.S.

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A stunning gift package of prize-winning Beloved to commemorate Toni Morrison.

WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY ZADIE SMITH AND SPECIAL ARCHIVAL MATERIAL

It is the mid-1800s and as slavery looks to be coming to an end, Sethe is haunted by the violent trauma it wrought on her former enslaved life at Sweet Home, Kentucky. Her dead baby daughter, whose tombstone bears the single word, Beloved, returns as a spectre to punish her mother, but also to elicit her love. Told with heart-stopping clarity, melding horror and beauty, Beloved is Toni Morrison's enduring masterpiece.

'Toni Morrison was a giant of her times and ours ... Beloved is a heartbreaking testimony to the ongoing ravages of slavery, and should be read by all' Margaret Atwood, New York Times

'An American masterpiece' A.S. Byatt

'No other writer in my lifetime, or perhaps ever, has married so completely an understanding of the structures of power with knowledge of the human heart' Kamila Shamsie

'I adored her honesty. I admired the way she occupied her space in the world. I believed her' Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

One of the BBC's 100 Novels That Shaped Our World

Author Biography

Toni Morrison (Author)

Toni Morrison was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1993. She was the author of many novels, including The Bluest Eye, Sula, Beloved, Paradise and Love. She received the National Book Critics Circle Award and a Pulitzer Prize for her fiction and was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom, America's highest civilian honour, in 2012 by Barack Obama. Toni Morrison died on 5 August 2019 at the age of eighty-eight.

Zadie Smith (Introducer)

Zadie Smith was born in north-west London in 1975. She is the author of the novels White Teeth, The Autograph Man, On Beauty, NW and Swing Time, as well as The Embassy of Cambodia and the essay collection, Changing My Mind. She is also the editor of The Book of Other People, is a fellow of the Royal Society of Literature and has twice been listed as one of Granta's 20 Best Young British Novelists. She has won the Orange Prize for Fiction, the Whitbread First Novel Award and the Guardian First Book Award among many others, and been shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize and the Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction.

Review

'Her legacy is total excellence . . . she is magnificent, her emotional intelligence is second to none and her bravery was equal to her artistry' 'I have never read anyone else like her . . . She was an opener of doors, doors that seemed they might always be shut, doors shut so tight they seemed not to be doors at all' 'Her every word a caress, her every sentence an embrace, her every paragraph, a cupping of her hands around our faces that said: I know you, I see you, we are together' 'Morrison's legacy in commemorating slavery's survivors will endure and uplift for centuries to come' 'Morrison is, to me, the best writer the English-speaking world has ever seen' 'Toni Morrison is the greatest chronicler of the American experience that we have ever known' 'No other writer in my lifetime, or perhaps ever, has married so completely an understanding of the structures of power with knowledge of the human heart' '[Toni Morrison] led and we followed, and she showed us the beauty of the language, and the power that was unleashed when that beauty was allied to a great heart and a ferocious mind' 'I adored her honesty. I admired the way she occupied her space in the world. I believed her' 'Toni Morrison was a giant of her times and ours... Beloved is a heartbreaking testimony to the ongoing ravages of slavery, and should be read by all'

Prizes

Winner of Pulitzer Prize for Fiction 1988 (United States)

Product Details

Author
Toni Morrison
Pages
368
Publisher
Vintage Publishing
Year
2019
ISBN-10
1529112834
ISBN-13
9781529112832
Format
Hardcover
Publication Date
2019-12-03
Country of Publication
United Kingdom