“Definitions belong to the definers, not the defined": First Edition of The Nobel Prize-Winning Author Toni Morrison's Masterpiece Beloved




Item Number: 131475

New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1987.

First edition of the author’s fourth novel and considered by many her finest. Octavo, original cloth. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Jacket design by R.D. Scudellari.

Set in post-Civil War Ohio, this Pulitzer Prize-winning novel concerns a runaway slave and her daughter, whose lives are disrupted by a former slave, a spirit and a woman named Beloved. "A masterwork. . . . I can’t imagine American literature without it" (John Leonard, Los Angeles Times). It was the basis for the movie Beloved, directed by Jonathan Demme and starring Oprah Winfrey, Danny Glover, and Thandie Newton.

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