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THE COLOR PURPLE by  Alice Walker - Hardcover - Signed - 1982 - from johnson rare books & archives (SKU: 70967)

THE COLOR PURPLE

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THE COLOR PURPLE

by Walker, Alice

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Norwalk, Connecticut: The Easton Press, 1982. Hardcover. Fine. Collector's Edition, a volume in the Great Books of the 20th Century series. Signed by Alice Walker on the title page. A powerful novel concerning an abused and uneducated black woman's struggle for empowerment, this work was widely praised for the depth of its female characters and for its eloquent use of black English vernacular. It won both the Pulitzer Prize and the American Book Award, and served as the basis for the 1985 motion picture directed by Steven Spielberg and starring Whoopi Goldberg, Margaret Avery, Danny Glover, and Oprah Winfrey. Collector's Notes laid in. Octavo. Full green leather binding, with elaborate gilt stamping, four raised bands, moire silk endpapers, and a ribbon marker. A fine copy.

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
johnson rare books & archives US (US)
Bookseller Inventory #
70967
Title
THE COLOR PURPLE
Author
Walker, Alice
Format/binding
Hardcover
Book condition
Used - Fine
Quantity available
1
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
The Easton Press
Place of Publication
Norwalk, Connecticut
Date published
1982
Keywords
Literature, African American, Books into Film

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