Multiple Covers for Toni Morrison’s Beloved

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Since its 1987 publication, Toni Morrison’s Beloved has been republished several times with a range of cover designs. Based on the experiences of a fugitive slave mother who killed one of her children, Beloved tells the story of a formerly enslaved family who are haunted by a troubled spirit.

The 35 novels in this visualization, drawn from Lit Hub’s “75 Covers of Toni Morrison’s Beloved From Around the World,” show various ways publishers envisioned represented Morrison’s novel.