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The Color Purple by  Alice WALKER - Paperback - First Simultaneous Paperback Printing - 1982 - from abookshop (SKU: 59006580)

The Color Purple

The Color Purple by  Alice WALKER - Paperback - First Simultaneous Paperback Printing - 1982 - from abookshop (SKU: 59006580)
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The Color Purple

by WALKER, Alice

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  • Paperback
  • First
Condition
Very Good +/No Jacket
ISBN 10
0151191530
ISBN 13
9780151191536
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New York: Harcourt Brace & World, 1982. Bound in stiff glossy wraps -- this is the first simultaneous paperback edition with first edition stated on the copyright page. A bit of wear to extremes, but still bright and clean. Won the Pulitzer Prize and was the basis for the Steven Spielberg movie of the same name. Remainder stripe to bottom edge. In the same format as the first hard cover edition and with the same ISBN number. . First Simultaneous Paperback Printing. Soft Cover. Very Good +/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

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
abookshop US (US)
Bookseller Inventory #
59006580
Title
The Color Purple
Author
WALKER, Alice
Format/binding
Paperback
Book condition
Used - Very Good +
Jacket condition
No Jacket
Edition
First Simultaneous Paperback Printing
Binding
Paperback
ISBN 10
0151191530
ISBN 13
9780151191536
Publisher
Harcourt Brace & World
Place of Publication
New York
Date published
1982
Keywords
AFRO AMERICANS FICTION AMERICAN FICTIONAL WORKS AUTHOR LITERARY
Size
8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall

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