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The Color Purple by  Alice Walker - First US Edition/2nd Printing - 1982 - from Lost Paddle Books, IOBA (SKU: LPB005219AW)

The Color Purple

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The Color Purple

by Walker, Alice

  • Used
  • very good
  • hardcover
  • First
Condition
Very Good/Very Good
ISBN 10
0151191530
ISBN 13
9780151191536
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New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1982. First US Edition/2nd Printing. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. Second Printing of the author's highly acclaimed novel with printing sequence 'BCDE' on copyright page and no statement of edition. In ivory boards with purple spine cloth and silver type. Vertical crease to spine which is very slightly cocked. Some small stains to bottom of front board and a few dings to top of rear board. Foxing to top page ends with a few spots to front page ends. Previous owner's name to ffep. Jacket is unclipped ($11.95) with very light wear, a nick to top of front panel and a very small moisture stain to bottom of spine. Bookstore sticker to rear flap and some foxing to inside of 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

book dealer
Lost Paddle Books, IOBA US (US)
Bookseller’s Inventory #
LPB005219AW
Title
The Color Purple
Author
Walker, Alice
Format/binding
Hardcover
Book condition
second hand - Very Good
Jacket condition
Very Good
Edition
First US Edition/2nd Printing
Binding
Hardcover
ISBN 10
0151191530
ISBN 13
9780151191536
Publisher
Harcourt Brace Jovanovich
Place of Publication
New York
Date Published
1982
Bookseller catalogs
American Literature; African American Literature;

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jacket
Sometimes used as another term for dust jacket, a protective and often decorative wrapper, usually made of paper which wraps... [more]
Cloth
"Cloth-bound" generally refers to a hardcover book with cloth covering the outside of the book covers. The cloth is stretched... [more]
cocked
Refers to a state where the spine of a book is lightly "twisted" in such a way that the front and rear boards of a book do not... [more]
spine
The outer portion of a book which covers the actual binding. The spine usually faces outward when a book is placed on a shelf.... [more]
Copyright page
The page in a book that describes the lineage of that book, typically including the book's author, publisher, date of... [more]
ffep
A common abbreviation for Front Free End Paper. Generally, it is the first page of a book and is part of a single sheet that... [more]

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