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The Color Purple by  Alice Walker - Hardcover - 2000 - from R. Siedlecki Vintage Books (SKU: 0010530)

The Color Purple

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The Color Purple

by Walker, Alice

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Norwalk, Conn.: The Easton Press, 2000. [2000] This is the FULL GENUINE LEATHER FINE BINDING HARDCOVER by Easton Press- NOT THE REGULAR TRADE CLOTH BINDING, THE CHEAPER COMPOSITE LEATHER, OR A FACSIMILE. Deep green full leather binding features beautiful gilt designs and gilt lettering, full color frontispiece and line drawings for heading illustrations. Illustrated by Dan Brown and Brad Teare, 245 pages. Leather binding has four raised ridges on spine. Lettering, designs stamped with gorgeous accents of 22kt. gold - a hallmark of fine bookmaking. This beautifully bound book was hand selected from individually tanned hides. Textured and shaded, acid-neutral paper won't turn yellow over time. Pages are Smyth-sewn into binding for permanence (not glued like ordinary books). Edges gilded on three sides to enhance the elegance of the book. Endpapers are beautiful satin moiré, specially dyed for the publisher. Satin ribbon page marker bound in. Condition: Fine, As New. Never Read. Book purchased by collector as a collectible and kept in temperature-controlled bookcase. Free of smelly humidity stains or the smell of a smoker. The book opens with a voice warning, "You better not never tell nobody but God. It'd kill your mammy." The speaker we eventually learn, is 14-year-old Celie's stepfather, who has raped her. What follows is a series of letters written by Celie and her sister Netti over thirty years. They chronicle how the almost illiterate Celie recognizes and overcomes the abuse she suffers at the hands of the men in her life, a transformation reflected in Celie's slow discovery of her own voice. The Color Purple was acclaimed for its intense emotional impact and brilliant narrative form. Author Alice Walker won the American Book Award and became the first African American woman to win the Pulitzer Prize for fiction. A film was made about the story which was very successful. The Color Purple remains a watershed in contemporary writing and culture. A beautiful, universally admired book in full leather. Note: We are a well-established, well-respected, ethical, vintage book dealer in business since 1991. We describe the condition of our books thoroughly and honestly, so you'll know exactly what you will be receiving when you order. We ship promptly. . Leather. Fine. Illus. by Brad Teare and Dan Brown.


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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R. Siedlecki Vintage Books US (US)
Bookseller Inventory #
The Color Purple
Walker, Alice
Brad Teare and Dan Brown
Book condition
Used - Fine
The Easton Press
Place of Publication
Norwalk, Conn.
Date published
The Color Purple; Alice Walker; African American; Georgia; The South; Civil Rights Black Women

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