The prolific author Toni Morrison penned this Pulitzer Prize-winning horror drama in 1987. The protagonist is an escaped slave, haunted by the ghost of the daughter she murdered. Oprah Winfrey produced and starred in the film version, released in 1998. Although it was a box office failure, “Beloved” received an Oscar nomination for Best Costume Design. The film also starred Danny Glover, Thandie Newton, and Kimberly Elise.