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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Alfred a Knopf Inc
Publication date October 1, 1998
Pages 321
Binding Hardcover
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9780375402739
ISBN-10 037540273X
Dimensions 1 by 6 by 8.75 in.
Weight 1.15 lbs.
Availability§ Publisher Out of Stock Indefinitely
Original list price $16.95
§As reported by publisher
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Summaries and Reviews
Summary
Sethe, an escaped slave living in post-Civil War Ohio with her daughter and mother-in-law, is haunted persistently by the ghost of the dead baby girl whom she sacrificed, in a gift edition of the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, coinciding with the fall motion picture. Movie tie-in. 100,000 first printing.
Amazon.com description: Product Description: Toni Morrison's magnificent Pulitzer Prize-winning novel--first published in 1987--brought the unimaginable experience of slavery into the literature of our time and into our comprehension. Set in post-Civil War Ohio, it is the story of Sethe, an escaped slave who has risked her life in order to wrench herself from a living death; who has lost a husband and buried a child; who has borne the unthinkable and not gone mad. Sethe, who now lives in a small house on the edge of town with her daughter, Denver, her mother-in-law, Baby Suggs, and a disturbing, mesmerizing apparition who calls herself Beloved.

Sethe works at "beating back the past," but it makes itself heard and felt incessantly: in her memory; in Denver's fear of the world outside the house; in the sadness that consumes Baby Suggs; in the arrival of Paul D, a fellow former slave; and, most powerfully, in Beloved, whose childhood belongs to the hideous logic of slavery and who has now come from the "place over there" to claim retribution for what she lost and for what was taken from her. Sethe's struggle to keep Beloved from gaining possession of her present--and to throw off the long-dark legacy of her past--is at the center of this spellbinding novel. But it also moves beyond its particulars, combining imagination and the vision of legend with the unassailable truths of history.
Upon the original publication of Beloved, John Leonard wrote in the Los Angeles Times: "I can't imagine American literature without it." In fact, more than a decade later, it remains a preeminent novel of our time, speaking with timeless clarity and power to our experience as a nation with a past of both abominable and ennobling circumstance.

Editions
Hardcover
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With A. S. Byatt (other contributor) | from Everymans Library (October 17, 2006)
9780307264886 | details & prices | 316 pages | 5.25 × 8.25 × 1.00 in. | 1.10 lbs | List price $25.00
About: Sethe, an escaped slave living in post-Civil War Ohio with her daughter and mother-in-law, is persistently haunted by the ghost of her dead baby girl.
The price comparison is for this edition
from Alfred a Knopf Inc (October 1, 1998)
9780375402739 | details & prices | 321 pages | 6.00 × 8.75 × 1.00 in. | 1.15 lbs | List price $16.95
About: Sethe, an escaped slave living in post-Civil War Ohio with her daughter and mother-in-law, is haunted persistently by the ghost of the dead baby girl whom she sacrificed
With Robert Holmnes Johnson, M. d. | Gift edition from Random House Inc (September 1, 1998)
9780375405624 | details & prices | 6.00 × 8.75 × 1.25 in. | 1.15 lbs | List price $16.95
This edition also contains Alaska Frontier Surgeon: Arthur Homnes Johnson, MD, Pioneer Kodiak Physician
About: Toni Morrison's magnificent Pulitzer Prize-winning novel--first published in 1987-- brought the unimaginable experience of slavery into the literature of our time and into our comprehension.
Large print edition from Thorndike Pr (February 1, 1988)
9780896211230 | details & prices | List price $19.95
About: Set in post-Civil War Ohio, this is the story of Sethe, an escaped slave who has risked death in order to wrench herself from a living death; who has lost a husband and buried a child; who has borne the unthinkable and not gone mad.
from Alfred a Knopf Inc (September 1, 1987)
9780394535975 | details & prices | 6.50 × 9.50 × 1.25 in. | 1.30 lbs | List price $32.00
About: Sethe, an escaped slave living in post-Civil War Ohio with her daughter and mother-in-law, is persistantly haunted by the ghost of her dead baby girl
Paperback
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Reprint edition from Random House Inc (June 30, 2004)
9789990214604 | details & prices | 5.50 × 8.25 × 1.00 in. | 0.70 lbs | List price $0.02
Reprint edition from Vintage Books (June 1, 2004)
9781400033416 | details & prices | 321 pages | 5.25 × 8.00 × 0.75 in. | 0.70 lbs | List price $16.00
About: Sethe, an escaped slave living in post-Civil War Ohio with her daughter and mother-in-law, is persistently haunted by the ghost of her dead baby girl.
Italian edition edition from Debolsillo (February 28, 2004)
9788497932653 | details & prices | 359 pages | 5.00 × 7.75 × 1.00 in. | 0.60 lbs | List price $12.95
About: Una madre: Sethe, la esclava que mata a su propia hija para salvarla del horror, para que la indignidad del presente no tenga futuro posible.
from Penguin USA (January 1, 2000)
9780140283402 | details & prices | 260 pages | 5.75 × 8.25 × 0.75 in. | 0.70 lbs | List price $14.95
About: Sethe, an escaped slave living in post-Civil War Ohio with her daughter and mother-in-law, is haunted persistently by the ghost of the dead baby girl whom she sacrificed
Reprint edition from Plume (September 1, 1998)
9780452280625 | details & prices | 5.25 × 8.25 × 0.75 in. | 0.60 lbs | List price $12.95
About: Sethe, an escaped slave living in post-Civil War Ohio with her daughter and mother-in-law, is persistantly haunted by the ghost of her dead baby girl
from Baker & Taylor Deleted Titles (September 1, 1996)
9780614223781 | details & prices | List price $10.95
About: Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside.
from New Amer Library (July 1, 1996)
9780451156594 | details & prices | List price $5.99
About: Staring unflinchingly into the abyss of slavery, this novel transforms history into a story as powerful as Exodus and as intimate as a lullaby.
Reissue edition from Plume (June 1, 1994)
9780452264465 | details & prices | 288 pages | 5.50 × 7.75 × 0.75 in. | 0.55 lbs | List price $12.95
About: Sethe, an escaped slave living in post-Civil War Ohio with her daughter and mother-in-law, is persistantly haunted by the ghost of her dead baby girl
Reissue edition from Plume (June 1, 1994)
9789990854305 | details & prices | List price $0.02
from Cliff Notes (August 1, 1993)
9780822002277 | details & prices | 5.25 × 8.25 × 0.25 in. | 0.25 lbs | List price $4.95
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from Ediciones B (February 1, 1993)
9788440635891 | details & prices | 6.00 × 8.75 × 0.75 in. | 1.05 lbs | List price $13.95
About: Una madre: Sethe, la esclava que mata a su propia hija para salvarla del horror, para que la indignidad del presente no tenga futuro posible.
from New Amer Library (February 1, 1991)
9780451161390 | details & prices | List price $10.01
About: Sethe, an escaped slave living in post-Civil War Ohio with her daughter and mother-in-law, is persistently haunted by the ghost of her dead baby girl
Large print edition from Thorndike Pr (June 1, 1989)
9780896212077 | details & prices | List price $10.95
About: Staring unflinchingly into the abyss of slavery, this novel transforms history into a story as powerful as Exodus and as intimate as a lullaby.
from Plume (September 1, 1988)
9780452252301 | details & prices | List price $9.95
Miscellaneous
from Vintage Books (July 24, 2007)
9780307388629 | details & prices | List price $15.00
Cassette/Spoken Word
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Unabridged edition from Random House (October 1, 1998)
9780375404870 | details & prices | 4.25 × 6.25 × 2.75 in. | 0.75 lbs | List price $39.95
About: Sethe, an escaped slave living in post-Civil War Ohio with her daughter and mother-in-law, is persistently haunted by the ghost of her dead baby girl.
With Lynn Whitfield (other contributor) | Abridged edition from Random House (September 1, 1998)
9780375404320 | details & prices | 4.50 × 7.25 × 0.75 in. | 0.25 lbs | List price $18.00
About: Sethe, an escaped slave living in post-Civil War Ohio with her daughter and mother-in-law, is persistently haunted by the ghost of her dead baby girl.
Reinforced
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from Demco Media (March 1, 2004)
9780606330749 | details & prices | 5.00 × 7.75 × 0.75 in. | 0.90 lbs | List price $22.34
About: Sethe, an escaped slave living in post-Civil War Ohio with her daughter and mother-in-law, is persistently haunted by the ghost of her dead baby girl.
from Demco Media (June 1, 1994)
9780606040464 | details & prices | 5.50 × 8.00 × 1.00 in. | 0.75 lbs | List price $21.84
About: Sethe, an escaped slave living in post-Civil War Ohio with her daughter and mother-in-law, is persistantly haunted by the ghost of her dead baby girl
Prebinding
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Reprint edition from Paw Prints (October 8, 2008)
9781439559796 | details & prices | 321 pages | List price $23.95
from Turtleback Books (June 8, 2004)
9781417635542 | details & prices | 5.25 × 8.00 × 0.75 in. | 0.95 lbs | List price $28.20
About: Sethe, an escaped slave living in post-Civil War Ohio with her daughter and mother-in-law, is persistently haunted by the ghost of her dead baby girl.
from Turtleback Books (October 1, 1999)
9780833522016 | details & prices | 5.25 × 8.00 × 0.75 in. | 0.75 lbs | List price $22.40
About: Sethe, an escaped slave living in post-Civil War Ohio with her daughter and mother-in-law, is persistantly haunted by the ghost of her dead baby girl

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