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Overview

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Author

Toni Morrison

Year Published

1987

Type

Novel

Genre

Drama

Perspective and Narrator

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

Tense

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.

Summary

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