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The Color Purple

by Walker, Alice

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  • Hardcover
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Norwalk, Conn: The Easton Press, 2000. Book. Illus. by Teare, Brad; Brown, Dan. Fine. Hardcover. 245 pages, 8vo. Bound in full green leather boards with gilt lettering along spine, gilt design on front and rear covers. Full gilt page edges, bound silk ribbon bookmark, silk moire inside covers and endpapers. Minor shelfwear. Tightly bound, no marks. Volume is in Fine condition..

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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Bookseller
Russian Hill Bookstore US (US)
Bookseller Inventory #
059558
Title
The Color Purple
Author
Walker, Alice
Illustrator
Teare, Brad; Brown, Dan
Format/binding
Hardcover
Book condition
Used - Fine
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
The Easton Press
Place of Publication
Norwalk, Conn
Date published
2000
Keywords
ALICE WALKER COLOR PURPLE

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About Russian Hill Bookstore

Russian Hill Bookstore, established in 1974, is one of the last family-owned used and new bookstores in San Francisco. We began as Sunset Bookstore in 1974, a small used bookshop servicing the Sunset District west of 19th Avenue, and have been in continual operation for the past 43 years. Over the years Sunset Bookstore has since closed and merged with Russian Hill Bookstore, which has grown to become also the best note card shop in the city, and a favorite place for toys and games for children of all ages.

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spine
The outer portion of a book which covers the actual binding. The spine usually faces outward when a book is placed on a shelf....[more]
edges
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fine
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gilt
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shelfwear
Minor wear resulting from a book being place on, and taken from a bookshelf, especially along the bottom edge.

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