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The Color Purple by  Alice Walker - First US Edition/First Printing - 1982 - from Lost Paddle Books, IOBA (SKU: LPB005625AW)

The Color Purple

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The Color Purple

by Walker, Alice

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  • good
  • hardcover
  • First
Condition
Good /Fair
ISBN 10
0151191530
ISBN 13
9780151191536
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New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1982. First US Edition/First Printing. Hardcover. Good /Fair. A First Printing of the author's highly acclaimed novel with First Edition stated and with correct letter sequence BCDE on copyright page. In ivory boards with purple spine cloth and silver type(a little dulled). Corners still pretty sharp, though all dinged and/or split. Some soiling to board ends and foxing mostly to top page ends with a little to front and bottom as well. Previous owner's long gift inscription to top of ffep. Some light foxing to endpapers as well. Jacket is unclipped ($11.95) with moisture staining to both panels, and foxing to inside and flap edges. Chips at corners and spine ends with 3/4 inch tear to top of spine as well.

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 #
LPB005625AW
Title
The Color Purple
Author
Walker, Alice
Format/binding
Hardcover
Book condition
second hand - Good
Jacket condition
Fair
Edition
First US Edition/First 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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ffep
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Copyright page
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First Edition
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jacket
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edges
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Cloth
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spine
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