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The Color Purple by  Alice Walker - First Edition - 1982 - from G. F. Wilkinson Books, member IOBA (SKU: 10546)

The Color Purple

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The Color Purple

by Walker, Alice

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  • hardcover
  • First
Condition
Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket
ISBN 10
0151191530
ISBN 13
9780151191536
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Harcourt Brace Jovanovich. Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket. 1982. First Edition. Hardcover. 0151191530 . Very slightly cocked; hint of fading top edge of spine; hint of toning top edge of boards. Trivial wear to jacket at corner tips. ; Purple cloth back and paper over boards, with dust jacket in protective mylar. Letter line on copywright BCDE. ; 8.4 X 5.8 X 1.1 inches; 245 pages .

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
G. F. Wilkinson Books, member IOBA US (US)
Bookseller Inventory #
10546
Title
The Color Purple
Author
Walker, Alice
Format/binding
Hardcover
Book condition
Used - Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket
Edition
First Edition
Binding
Hardcover
ISBN 10
0151191530
ISBN 13
9780151191536
Publisher
Harcourt Brace Jovanovich
Place of Publication
New York
Date published
1982
Keywords
0151191530, FICTION, AFRICAN American Literature, AFRICA

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