• "‘[Toni Morrison’s] irreverence was godly’"

  • "A magnificent American masterpiece"

    A.S. Byatt, Guardian
  • "A triumph"

    Margaret Atwood, New York Times Book Review
  • "She melds horror and beauty in a story that will disturb the mind forever"

    Sunday Times
  • "Toni Morrison is not just an important contemporary novelist but a major figure in our national literature"

    New York Review of Books
  • "A work of genuine force. . .Beautifully written"

    Washington Post
  • "There is something great in Beloved: a play of human voices, consciously exalted, perversely stressed, yet holding true. It gets you"

    The New Yorker
  • "

    Superb. . .A profound and shattering story that carries the weight of history. . .Exquisitely told


  • "This is a wonderful novel about slavery, freedom, parental loss and revenants"

    The Week, Thomas Keneally