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The Color Purple

by Walker, Alice

  • Used
  • near fine
  • Hardcover
  • First
Condition
Near Fine/Fine
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About This Item

New York: Harcourt, Brace Jovanovich, 1982. Pulitzer Prize winner and basis for film. Bookplate on front endpaper applied with glue, else fine. Jacket is bright and fresh with short crease and tiny wrinkle on back panel. First edition stated then B C D E on copyright page. . First American Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/Fine. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

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

Bookseller
Timothy Norlen Bookseller US (US)
Bookseller Inventory #
000393
Title
The Color Purple
Author
Walker, Alice
Format/binding
Hardcover
Book condition
Used - Near Fine
Jacket condition
Fine
Edition
First American Edition
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
Harcourt, Brace Jovanovich
Place of Publication
New York
Date published
1982
Bookseller catalogs
Modern First Editions;
Size
8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall

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Timothy Norlen Bookseller

Seller rating:
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About Timothy Norlen Bookseller

I am a internet based bookstore that specializes in Modern First Editions, film sources, Mystery and Detective fiction and Western Americana. I have approximately 10,000 books, primarily first editions with about 1300 of them signed by the author. I try and stock only books that are sound, clean and attractive.

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