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The Color Purple by  Alice Walker - Paperback - 1st Washington Square Press; Pocket Books - 1983 - from Calvello Books (SKU: 85681)

The Color Purple

The Color Purple by  Alice Walker - Paperback - 1st Washington Square Press; Pocket Books - 1983 - from Calvello Books (SKU: 85681)
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The Color Purple

by Walker, Alice

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  • paperback
  • First
Condition
Fine copy; appears to be unread; previous owner's name signed to top edge of inside cover; faintest edgewear from age; o/w spine
ISBN 10
0671458531
ISBN 13
9780671458539
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New York, 1983. 1st Washington Square Press; Pocket Books. Paperback. Fine copy; appears to be unread; previous owner's name signed to top edge of inside cover; faintest edgewear from age; o/w spine hinge is not creased; wrappers and pages are clean, bright and free of marks and creases.. Octavo in white wrappers; 253 pages; 22 cm. In English. || Winner of The Pulitzer Prize for Fiction and The American Book Award for Fiction.

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
Calvello Books US (US)
Bookseller Inventory #
85681
Title
The Color Purple
Author
Walker, Alice
Format/binding
Paperback
Book condition
Used - Fine copy; appears to be unread; previous owner's name signed to top edge of inside cover; faintest edgewear from age; o/w spine
Quantity available
1
Edition
1st Washington Square Press; Pocket Books
Binding
Paperback
ISBN 10
0671458531
ISBN 13
9780671458539
Publisher
Washington Square Press
Place of Publication
New York
Date published
1983
Keywords
African American women, Abused wives, Fiction, Sisters, Sexual abuse, Friendship, Southern States, Lesbian

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octavo
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