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Book Basics

Author: Toni Morrison

Year Published: 1987

Type: Novel

Genre: Drama

Perspective and Narrator:

Beloved has a third-person omniscient narrator and often uses flashbacks.


Beloved is told in the past tense, with the exception of several stream-of-consciousness (a person's thoughts and conscious reactions to events) monologues in Part 2.

About the Title:

Beloved is the ghost of an infant girl killed by her mother. Her murder is central to all the events in the story.

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