Beloved : a novel

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New York : Vintage, 2004.
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New York : Vintage, 2004.
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xix, 321 pages ; 21 cm
Reading Level
Level 6, 15 Points
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"With a new foreword by the author" --Front cover.
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.
Pulitzer Prize, 1988.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Morrison, T. (2004). Beloved: a novel (First Vintage international edition.). Vintage.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Morrison, Toni. 2004. Beloved: A Novel. Vintage.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Morrison, Toni. Beloved: A Novel Vintage, 2004.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Morrison, Toni. Beloved: A Novel First Vintage international edition., Vintage, 2004.

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