Content Type
Student Resource
Grade Level
Ninth grade, Tenth grade, Eleventh grade, Twelfth grade
Object Type
Read the fine print

Beloved is a story about America’s relationship with slavery, but it’s also a story about rebirth and redemption for those who seem irredeemable. Grand, right? Well, that’s just how Toni Morrison rolls.

With Shmoop, you’ll get a summary (hey, it can get confusing) along with in-depth analysis of this classic novel.

Since 2008, Shmoop has been a digital publishing company with a point of view. Our teaching method revolves around the basic idea that learning is often too hard—so we carry gallons of academic WD-40 to squirt on the tracks whenever we can.

We own 100% of our content and present both a consistent voice and a distinctive product offering. Our Learning Guides, Online Courses, College Readiness Prep, and Test Prep balance a teen-friendly, approachable style with academically rigorous materials to help students understand why they should care.