Beloved : a novel
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New York : Vintage International, [2004].
Edition
First Vintage International edition.
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xix, 321 pages ; 21 cm
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Book
Language
English
ISBN
9781400033416, 1400033411, 9780756940553, 0756940559, 9781439559796, 1439559791
UPC
9781400033416
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Level 6, 15 Points

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Portion of statement of responsibility taken from cover.
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"Originally published in a slightly different form in hardcover in the United States by Alfred A. Knopf, a division of Random House, Inc., New York, in 1987"--Title page verso.
Description
Set after the American Civil War (1861-1865), the novel is inspired by the story of an African American slave, Margaret Garner, who escaped slavery in Kentucky late January 1856 by fleeing to Ohio, a free state. In the novel, the protagonist Sethe is also a slave who escapes slavery, running to Cincinnati, Ohio. After twenty-eight days of freedom, a posse arrives to retrieve her and her children under the Fugitive Slave Act of 1850, which gave slave owners the right to pursue slaves across state borders. Sethe kills her two-year-old daughter rather than allow her to be recaptured and taken back to Sweet Home, the Kentucky plantation from which Sethe recently fled. A woman presumed to be her daughter, called Beloved, returns years later to haunt Sethe's home at 124 Bluestone Road, Cincinnati, Ohio.
Study Program Information
Reading Counts RC,High School,8.1,19,Quiz: 01067,Guided reading level: NR.
Language
ESL 112+
Awards
Pulitzer Prize for fiction, 1988
Awards
American Book Award, 1988
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APA Citation (style guide)

Morrison, T. (2004). Beloved: a novel. First Vintage International edition. New York: Vintage International.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Morrison, Toni. 2004. Beloved: A Novel. New York: Vintage International.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Morrison, Toni, Beloved: A Novel. New York: Vintage International, 2004.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Morrison, Toni. Beloved: A Novel. First Vintage International edition. New York: Vintage International, 2004. Print.

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