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The Color Purple by  Alice Walker - Signed First Edition - 1982 - from B & B Rare Books, Ltd., ABAA (SKU: AWK002)

The Color Purple

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The Color Purple

by Walker, Alice

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  • hardcover
  • Signed
  • First
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About This Item

New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1982 First edition, first printing. Signed by author to title page. Publisher's purple cloth over white paper-covered boards, stamped in silver to spine; in original dust jacket designed by Judith Kazdym Leeds with an illustration of a house to upper cover, lettered in purple. Near fine book with light rubbing to corners and spine ends, spine ends slightly sunned, very light foxing to page edges and to endpapers, a stray pen mark to fore edge; in a near fine dust jacket, with tiny closed tear and light creasing to foot of spine. Overall, a very attractive copy signed by the author. The Color Purple is Alice Walker's third novel, and her best-known work. She based the book on the life of her great-grandmother, and innovatively used language to convey her protagonist's point of view. It won the Pulitzer Prize in 1983, making her the first African American woman to win that honor. Critically acclaimed with her first novel, The Third Life of Grange Copeland, Walker also penned several celebrated collections of poetry, including Once and Revolutionary Petunias.. Signed. First Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Near Fine.

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
B & B Rare Books, Ltd., ABAA US (US)
Bookseller Inventory #
AWK002
Title
The Color Purple
Author
Walker, Alice
Format/binding
Hardcover
Book condition
Used - Near Fine
Jacket condition
Near Fine
Edition
First Edition
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich
Date published
1982
Bookseller catalogs
20th Century Literature; Modern Firsts; American Literature; Fiction; Signed Books; Women's Literature; African American;

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