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The Color Purple by  Alice Walker - Signed First Edition - 1982 - from Burnside Rare Books, ABAA (SKU: 140940996)

The Color Purple

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The Color Purple

by Walker, Alice

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New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1982. First Edition. Fine/Fine. First edition, first printing. Signed by Alice Walker and inscribed to former owners on the front free endpaper. Bound in publisher's original purple cloth-backed boards with spine lettered in silver. Fine, in a Fine unclipped, correct first printing dust jacket.

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
Burnside Rare Books, ABAA US (US)
Bookseller Inventory #
140940996
Title
The Color Purple
Author
Walker, Alice
Book condition
Used - Fine
Jacket condition
Fine
Quantity available
1
Edition
First Edition
Publisher
Harcourt Brace Jovanovich
Place of Publication
New York
Date published
1982
Bookseller catalogs
Literature;

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About Burnside Rare Books, ABAA

Burnside Rare Books specializes in American and British literature, and rare nonfiction. We are located in downtown Portland, Oregon and open by appointment.

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First Edition
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jacket
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spine
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inscribed
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fine
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