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by Mitchell, Margaret 01c

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GOOD book, no DJ. Lightly worn & scuffed cover, faded lettering.
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NY: Macmillan. GOOD book, no DJ. Lightly worn & scuffed cover, faded lettering.. 1936. 2nd printing. Hardcover. GOOD book. 2nd printing, cp states "published June 1936" with no additional printing. Firsts would state "published May 1936". . This is a second printing whose cp statement is: "published June 1936", with no following statement of furthur printing. Preceeded only by the rare first edition, whose price starts at about $1000 (WITHOUT a DJ). The first edition's cp would state "published May 1936" with NO additional listed printings. The third printing's cp would state "published June 1936" but would have the added statement "reprinted June 1936". It should be noted that Macmillan's GWTW copyright page never used the word "edition". Book's cover just a bit shabby. All lettering faded and the spine is scuffed. Edges scuffed but little actual wear. Upper inner hinge paper cracked (shown in the tp pix) but hinge still sound. Contents otherwise quite nice. Clean pastedowns. No foxing or marginalia. .


Beloved  (1987) is a Pulitzer Prize-winning novel by Toni Morrison. Morrison was inspired to write the story after finding a newspaper article about the legal case of Margaret Garner. Garner escaped slavery in Kentucky to the free State of Ohio when U.S. Marshals captured her. To spare her children from being returned to slavery, she killed her two-year-old daughter and attempted to kill her other children.  Morrison's novel is set after the Civil War in Cincinnati, Ohio. Sethe was born a slave and escaped to Ohio, but even after the Civil War, she cannot wrest herself from the terrible legacy of slavery. Living with her 18-year-old daughter Denver, she believes the ghost of her eldest daughter haunts her house. When Paul D, a visitor from Sethe's past life on the plantation, comes to visit, he forces the spirit out of the house and gets Sethe and her daughter Denver to go to a carnival. Upon returning, a strange young woman, who calls herself Beloved, is sitting on the house's stoop. Sethe believes that the woman is the daughter she killed to prevent her from being raised in slavery, and Sethe becomes lost in her fantasy of family and caring for the girl.  Beloved  illustrates the deeply personal and psychological trauma imposed by society's legal brutalities.  Beloved  is the fourth novel published by Toni Morrison, and many consider it her finest. It was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for fiction in 1988 and was a finalist for the National Book Award in 1987. In 1998 a movie starring Oprah Winfrey and Danny Glover was released. 

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On Feb 18 2014, a reader said:
It isn't an easy read. It is often a beautiful read...but beauty and heartbreak are so close together. The lives of the characters have been so difficult, but Toni Morrison tells their stories with incredible depth and empathy. I've only read Beloved once, and I plan to do it again - this is one book that will keep giving on each read.

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Mitchell, Margaret 01c
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Used - GOOD book, no DJ. Lightly worn & scuffed cover, faded lettering.
2nd printing
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GOOD book. 2nd printing, cp states "published June 1936" with no, additional printing. Firsts would state "published May 1936".
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