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The Color Purple

by WALKER, ALICE

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The Women's Press 1986. FIRST UK HARDCOVER EDITION, super octavo, black heavy card boards, silver gilt lettering to spine, 245pp, VG+ (light bruising to spine extrems, ligth scuffing & foxing to page edges) in d/w, VG (light to moderate creasing & chipping to edges, light chafing & soiling to covers)

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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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Title
The Color Purple
Author
WALKER, ALICE
Book condition
Used
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
The Women's Press 1986
Keywords
modern first UK edition literature deep south discrimination race

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chipping
A defect in which small pieces are missing from the edges; fraying or small pieces of paper missing the edge of a paperback, or...[more]
edges
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octavo
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spine
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gilt
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