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The Color Purple by Alice Walker - Signed First Edition - 1982 - from Grayshelf Books, IOBA, TXBA (SKU: 2608)

The Color Purple

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The Color Purple

by Alice Walker

  • Used
  • fine
  • hardcover
  • Signed
  • First
Condition
Fine/Near Fine
ISBN 10
0151191530
ISBN 13
9780151191536
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About This Item

First Edition/Early Printing in the 2nd state jacket with the $12.95 price to the front flap; A Fine book in a Near Fine dust jacket. SIGNED by the author directly to the title page. An outstanding copy of this seminal novel, winner of multiple awards and basis for the Spielberg movie; a Classic of 20th Century Literature. This copy is in fine condition with only slight rubbing to the lower board edges; housed in a crisp and bright near fine dust jacket that shows only mild rubbing and creasing near the spine head and some light foxing to the panel edges and flaps, else fine. A highly presentable and collectible copy; uncommon flat signed by Ms. Walker. Not remaindered, not price clipped, not ex-library; in a protective Mylar cover and will ship in a sturdy box.

Synopsis

The Color Purple is an acclaimed epistolary novel by American author Alice Walker. Taking place mostly in rural Georgia, this collection of letters weaves an intricate mosaic of women joined by their love for each other, the men who abuse them, and the children they care for. In this, The Color Purple focuses on black female life in the American South during the 1930s, addressing the numerous issues including their exceedingly low position in American social culture. The novel received the 1983 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction and the National Book Award. Because of the explicit content, particularly in terms of violence, The Color Purple has been a frequent target of censors, appearing on the American Library Association list of the 100 Most Frequently Challenged Books of 1990-1999.

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Details

book dealer
Grayshelf Books, IOBA, TXBA US (US)
Bookseller’s Inventory #
2608
Title
The Color Purple
Author
Alice Walker
Book condition
second hand - Fine
Jacket condition
Near Fine
Quantity available
1
Binding
Hardcover
ISBN 10
0151191530
ISBN 13
9780151191536
Publisher
Harcourt Brace Jovanovich
Place of Publication
New York
Date Published
1982
Keywords
First Edition, Signed
Bookseller catalogs
Books Into Movies; Award Winners; Classic Literature;

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Grayshelf Books, IOBA, TXBA

Bryan H. Young D.V.M.dba Grayshelf Books, 19111 Desert Eagle Dr., Tomball, Tx 77377Email - bhydvm@gmail.comWe accept payment by Paypal, Visa, Mastercard, checks, or money orders.Texas residents please add 8% sales tax.We guarantee all books to be as described.Additional scans of books will be provided upon request.
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About Grayshelf Books, IOBA, TXBA

Grayshelf Books is an online collectors library originating out of the love of collecting rare books. We specialize, but are not limited to, modern first editions from the 20th and 21st century. We also maintain inventory of rare works in the Science Fiction and Horror genres. We guarantee all of our books in regards to condition stated on the listings and all books are protected in mylar covers and shipped with the utmost care in sturdy boxes. Thanks for viewing our listings!

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fine
A book in fine condition exhibits no flaws. A fine condition book closely approaches As New condition, but may lack the... [more]
spine
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price clipped
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flap(s)
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edges
The collective of the top, fore and bottom edges of the text block of the book, being that part of the edges of the pages of a... [more]
jacket
Sometimes used as another term for dust jacket, a protective and often decorative wrapper, usually made of paper which wraps... [more]
rubbing
Abrasion or wear to the surface. Usually used in reference to a book's boards or dust-jacket.
title page
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crisp
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