Karen Strum

1987 BELOVED Toni Morrison First Edition Hardcover Dust Jacket

Regular price $40.00

This is a 1987 first edition 7th impression, of Beloved by Toni Morrison published by Knopf. It is a book club edition. The dust Jacket has sticker residue on the spine and a small sticker on the back cover. The boards are cream/grey with silver design elements on the cover and lettering on the spine. Interior pages are structurally sound and are deckle edged.  There is an erasure mark inside the front cover.


It is 1873, slavery has been abolished, and while Sethe  now lives a safe and seemingly peaceful life, she remains haunted by a dark act she committed 20 years ago. Sethe killed her baby daughter to save her from a life in slavery, and this troubled spirit has possessed Sethe ever since. Beloved has been frequently challenged for its sexuality, racial content and passages about ghosts. If you are a collector of banned books, this work by one of America's greatest writers is one you want on you library shelf.


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