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1987 BELOVED First Edition Toni Morrison Hardcover DJ

Regular price $175.00

This 1987 hardcover first edition of Toni Morrison's Beloved is a must-have for any collector of modern literature. The book comes with its original dust jacket protected in a clear archival sleeve. The binding is sturdy and has a remainder mark on the top edge of the pages.


Beloved was published in 1987 and won the 1988 Pulitzer Prize for fiction. It examines the destructive legacy of slavery as it chronicles the life of a Black woman named Sethe, from her pre-Civil War days as a slave to 1873. Sethe's choices and memories haunt her, and the character Beloved represents this haunting in a real form. She is a reminder of a painful past that refuses to stay buried. Thus, the title also signifies the inescapable memories that the characters, especially Sethe, struggle with. Toni Morrison's books have faced book banning attempts in school because parents object to depictions of pedophilia, incest, and rape. Beloved remains an important work of African American literature, and if you celebrate the freedom to read, this novel is an excellent addition to your library.


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