SIGNED BY TONI MORRISON
MORRISON, Toni. Beloved. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1987. Octavo, original white cloth, original dust jacket. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box.
First edition of Morrison's Pulitzer Prize-winning story of escaped slave Sethe and her relationship with a "disturbing, mesmerizing intruder who calls herself Beloved," advanced review copy, with publisher's slip laid in, signed on the title page by Morrison.
"Morrison's versatility and technical and emotional range appear to know no bounds" (Margaret Atwood). "She recreates the interior life of black slaves with a moving intensity no novelist even approached before" (Walter Clemons). Basis for the 1998 Jonathan Demme film starring Oprah Winfrey. "First Edition" stated on copyright page.
A fine signed copy.