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The Color Purple. by  Alice Walker - First edition - 1982. - from Cellar Stories Bookstore (SKU: 115266)

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 dj
ISBN 10
0151191530
ISBN 13
9780151191536
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New York and London:: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich,, 1982.. First edition. Cloth. Near Fine in Near Fine dj. 8vo. 245 pp. First edition (stated), in excellent condition. Slight damp-wrinkling to ffep, minor wear to dj spine ends. Interior clean and crisp, binding tight. Dj in protective mylar jacket cover. Scarce edition of an American classic.

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
Cellar Stories Bookstore US (US)
Bookseller Inventory #
115266
Title
The Color Purple.
Author
Walker, Alice
Format/binding
Cloth
Book condition
Used - Near Fine in Near Fine dj
Quantity available
1
Edition
First edition
Binding
Hardcover
ISBN 10
0151191530
ISBN 13
9780151191536
Publisher
Harcourt Brace Jovanovich,
Place of Publication
New York and London:
Date published
1982.
Keywords
Fiction Literature African-American First Edition Walker

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About Cellar Stories Bookstore

Cellar Stories has been buying and selling all types of books for over thirty years. We're the largest used and rare bookstore in the smallest state in the US. While we specialize in Rhode Island History, New England History, Art & Architecture, Modern First Editions, Poetry, and Mathematics, we have a stock of approximately 70,000 volumes covering all categories from vintage paperbacks, pulps and collectible ephemera to antiquarian volumes on many subjects.

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spine
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Cloth
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jacket
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