"WITH A MOVING INTENSITY NO NOVELIST EVER APPROACHED BEFORE": FIRST EDITION OF TONI MORISSON'S BELOVED
MORRISON, Toni. Beloved. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1987. Octavo, original white cloth, original dust jacket. $275.
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," a fine copy.
"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 lovely copy in fine condition.