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The Color Purple

By Walker, Alice




Alice Walker is an author and poet. She has written at length on issues of race and gender, and is most famous for the critically acclaimed novel The Color Purple for which she won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. The Color Purple also won the National Book Award in 1983. The story is set in the South of the 1930’s and opens with Celie, a young woman who is addressing God with her fears and concerns. She has been raped numerous times by a man she believes to be her father, sees her mother beaten, and fears for her sister Nettie's life. Celie writes letters to God in which she tells about her life--her roles as daughter, wife, sister, and mother. In the course of her story, Celie meets a series of other black women who shape her life: Nettie, Celie's sister, who becomes a missionary teacher in Africa; Shug Avery, the Blues singer her husband Mr. ______ is in love with, and who becomes Celie's salvation; Sofia, the strong-willed daughter-in-law whose strength and courage inspire Celie; and Squeak, who goes through awakenings of her own. As the story unfolds, we see that Celie is a survivor. The story is penetrating and disturbing. The narration is simple, down-to-earth and honest. It explores gender issues, race issues, family themes, poverty, prosperity and domestic violence. Wonderfully descriptive and rich, the reader will appreciate why the novel won so many awards.


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The Color Purple

Alice Walker

Prentice Hall PTR, 1993. Paperback. Acceptable. Disclaimer:A readable copy. All pages are intact, and the cover is intact. Pages can include considerable notes-in pen or highlighter-but the notes cannot obscure the text.

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Price: $2,000.00


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The Color Purple

Walker, Alice

Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, New York, 1982, 1982 First Edition, First Printing with the words "First edition" printed on the copyright page followed by the publisher's code "BCDE" identifying the First Issue. This copy is SIGNED by Alice Walker. This First Issue dustjacket is vibrant in color with NO chips or tears. The book is bound in the ORIGINAL publisher's cloth and is in excellent condition. The binding is tight with minor wear to the boards. The pages are clean with NO marks or bookplates in the book. A wonderful copy SIGNED by the author.. Signed by Author(s). 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Fine.

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Price: $2,000.00


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The Color Purple

Alice Walker

Beautiful First Edition of this important work of 20th century literature; This volume is in near fine condition only on account of a previous owners signature on the front free end paper, else fine; the dust jacket is also near fine with one very small (1/8 ") closed tear on top of front panel near the spine. All the first edition points are present including the First Edition Statement and the "BCDE" code. Boldly signed by the author on the title page. An excellent example of this achievement and a perfect addition to a modern fiction collection! Protected in mylar.

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Price: $1,150.00


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The Color Purple

Walker, Alice

NY: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich. Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket. 1982. First Edition. Hardcover. 0151191530 . Purple cloth spine over white boards, titled in silver gilt. Stated first edition with proper BCDE code flat signed to the ffep by Alice Walker. PO blindstamp to ffep and half title, slight toning to top board edges, trace shelfwear to bottom edge. The DJ in mylar has trace of wear to extremities and slight soil. Flap price $11.95.; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; Signed by Author .

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Price: $949.99


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The Color Purple

Walker, Alice

New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1982. First Edition. Near Fine/Near Fine. Signed by Alice Walker on title page in black ink. First edition. (Full letter line BCDE on copyright page.) 245 pp. Original purple cloth backstrip over cream paper-covered boards, spine lettered in silver. Near Fine with small purple stamp of Ukiah Research Institute on front free endpaper, no other institutional or personal markings or indications. In Near Fine dust jacket with a few small tear to top edge, unclipped ($11.95). A signed first of the National Book Award and Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, which inspired the 1985 Steven Spielberg film.

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Price: $900.00


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The Color Purple

Walker, Alice

First edition 1st printing, Fine, unread and tight book with just a touch of shelf wear and two very slight, small bumps bottom edge front board; in a Fine, 1st issue dust jacket. A very nice copy of Walker's Pulitzer Prize winning novel.

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Price: $600.00


The Color Purple: A Novel (G K Hall Large Print Book Series)

Alice Walker

G K Hall & Co, 1986-12. Hardcover. Good.

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Price: $600.00


The Color Purple (25th Anniversary Edition)

Alice Walker

2007-02-02. New. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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Price: $522.62


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The Color Purple

Walker, Alice

New York. 1982. Harcourt Brace Jovanovich. Stated 1st Edition with the publisher's ‘BCDE’ code beneath the First Edition statement on the copyright page. Price on dust jacket is $11.95. Very Good In Dustjacket. ISBN:0151191530. 245 pages. hardcover. Jacket design by Judith Kazdym Leeds. FROM THE PUBLISHER - Published to unprecedented acclaim, THE COLOR PURPLE established Alice Walker as a major voice in modern fiction. Beautifully imagined and deeply compassionate, this is the story of two sisters-one a missionary in Africa and the other a child wife living in the South-who sustain their loyalty to and trust in each other across time, distance, and silence. This classic work of American literature is rich with passion, pain, inspiration, and an indomitable love of life. inventory #2958 ISBN: 0151191530.

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Price: $480.00


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The Color Purple

WALKER, Alice

New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1982. First Edition. Hardcover. First Printing. Octavo (22cm); light gray paper over boards, quarterbound in purple cloth with titles stamped in silver on the spine; dustjacket; 245pp. Faint, scattered foxing to text edges, else Near Fine. Dustjacket is unclipped, with the colors perfectly unfaded on the spine; small patch of scoring on the rear panel, with some light, scattered foxing on the verso; Near Fine. An attractive copy of Walker's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, and basis for the 1985 Steven Spielberg film.

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Price: $450.00


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The Color Purple

Walker, Alice

Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1982. Book. Near Fine. Hardcover. First Edition. Short crease to back flap..

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Price: $410.00


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The Color Purple

Walker, Alice

New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1982. First Edition. Very Good/Very Good. First edition stated, first printing with BCDE on copyright page. Very Good. Spine rolled and canted, bumped corners, previous owner gift inscription to front free endpaper. In a Very Good dust jacket with price of $11.95 intact and lacking the San Diego address on the rear flap that appears on later printings. Jacket shows light edge wear with a short closed tear at the head of the front spine fold and shelf wear. A lovely copy.

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Price: $375.00


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The Color Purple

Walker, Alice

first edition (stated) first printing (full HBJ letter line) hardcover in dust jacket; no prior owner marks; slight age tone; tight bind; clean 1/4 cloth cover vivid titling; little dj edge wear but no tears; flap price present Wllambi

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Price: $338.97


The Color Purple

Alice Walker

2001-05-10. New. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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Price: $304.00


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The Color Purple

Alice Walker

1983-01-01. New. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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Price: $275.13


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THE COLOR PURPLE Easton Press

Alice Walker

Norwalk, Connecticut: Easton Press. 2000. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. Fine, Leather Bound. Book accented in 22kt gold. Printed on archival paper with gilded edges. The endsheets are of moire fabric with a silk ribbon page marker. Smyth sewing and concealed muslin joints to ensure the highest quality binding. This book is in full leather with hubbed spines. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall .

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Price: $275.00


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THE COLOR PURPLE Easton Press

Walker, Alice

Norwalk, Connecticut: Easton Press. 2000. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. Fine, Accented in 22kt gold, printed on archival paper with gilded edges, smyth sewing & concealed muslin joints. Bound In full leather with hubbed spines. Pristine. ; Great Books of the 20th Century; 8vo 8" - 9" tall .

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THE COLOR PURPLE Easton Press

Walker, Alice

Norwalk, Connecticut: Easton Press. 2000. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. Fine, Accented in 22kt gold, printed on archival paper with gilded edges, smyth sewing & concealed muslin joints. Bound In full leather with hubbed spines. Pristine. ; Great Books of the 20th Century; 8vo 8" - 9" tall .

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Price: $275.00


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The Color Purple

Walker, Alice

Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1982. With 'First Edition' above BCDE line. Book in very tight, straight condition, unmarked aside from small owner name at top of front free endpaper. Dust jacket unclipped, with 1" closed tear near top left of front panel and two short tears at head of spine. A small price sticker was removed from front panel, generally to minimal effect but compromising some of the color in the letter 'b' in 'by' (riginal color/tone of jacket is otherwise excellent). Overall a clean and highly presentable first edition. Photos available upon request.. First Printing.. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. Book.

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Price: $250.00


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The Color Purple

Walker, Alice

New York: Harcourt, Brace, Jovanovich [1982], 1982. First edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. 245 pp. Price of $11.95 on front flap of dust jacket. First printing of the first edition in the correct dust jacket (Ahearn 012b). Walker's third novel, a powerful story of resilience in the face of cruelty and of the importance of family. Winner of the Pulitzer prize and the National Book Award, basis for the acclaimed 1985 film directed by Steven Spielberg. A presentble copy of this acclaimed novel, a high spot of modern literature. Very Good book with slight lean and some light rubbing to the lettering on the spine in a Very Good lightly edge-worn dust jacket with a scratch to the front panel and a tiny crease to the top corner of the front flap.

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The Color Purple

Alice Walker

2015-07-02. New. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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Price: $238.00


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The Color Purple

Alice Walker

1982-08-08. New. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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The Color Purple

Walker, Alice

New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1982. Book. NF. Hardcover. First Edition. First printing indicated by the "B C D E" and "First Edition" on the copyright page. PON to FEP, otherwise a NF copy in a VG+ dust jacket with the price of $11.95 intact on the front flap. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award and basis for the 1985 film directed by Steven Spielberg and starring Danny Glover, Whoopi Goldberg and Oprah Winfrey..

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The Color Purple

ALICE WALKER

1983-08-02. New. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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The Color Purple

Alice Walker

Perfection Learning Prebound, 1986-09. Paperback. Good.

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The Color Purple

Walker, Alice

New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1982. 245pp. Stated First Edition. with B C D E sequence. Cream paper and purple cloth hard cover, worn through paper at upper front forecorner. Small tears and losses to dust jacket, repaired with Japanese Paper.. First Edition. Hardcover. Good/Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" Tall.

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Price: $150.00


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The Color Purple

Alice Walker

New York: Harcourt , Brace, 1982. First Edition. . Hardcover. Near Fine/Near Fine. Copyright date 1982, first edition, later printing. Purple and cream cover over boards with silver lettering and design on the spine. No tears, bent pages, nor any writing. Shelf wear to the edges and to the head and toe of the spine are very minor. Very light soiling to the top page edges. Dust Jacket, no tears, bent flaps, nor is it price clipped, ($11.95). Back bottom flap has two locations listed. Shelf wear to the edges and to the head and toe of the spine are very minor. Now in a clear cover. Text is bright and clean, binding is secure, a solid Pulitzer Prize winning book. Size: 7¾" - 9¾" Tall

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The Color Purple (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition)

Alice Walker

2003-05-28. New. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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Price: $134.58


The Color Purple (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition)

Alice Walker

2003-05-28. Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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Price: $128.69


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The Color Purple (Harvest Book)

Alice Walker

2003-05-01. New. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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The Color Purple

Walker, Alice

Harcourt. Collectible - Like New. Condition: Near Fine; Signed by Walker on the title page. Later printing of the 10th anniversary edition.

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Color Purple

Alice Walker

1987-06-07. New. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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The Color Purple

Alice Walker

1985-03-03. New. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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The Color Purple

Alice Walker

1998-01-05. New. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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Color Purple

Alice Walker

1996-03-07. New. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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The Color Purple: Tenth Anniversary Editon

Alice Walker

1992-03-08. New. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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The Color Purple

Alice Walker

1999-01-01. New. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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The Color Purple (Musical Tie-In)

Alice Walker

2015-11-10. New. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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The Color Purple

Alice Walker

1999-01-01. Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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The Color Purple

Alice Walker

2014-06-05. New. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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The Color Purple

Alice Walker

2003-01-01. New. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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The Color Purple

Alice Walker

2010-07-08. Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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The Color Purple

Alice Walker

1990-01-04. New. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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The Color Purple

Alice Walker

2010-12-01. New. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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The Color Purple

Alice Walker

2006-11-01. New. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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Color Purple

Walker Alice

2010-01-01. Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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The Color Purple

Walker, Alice

The Women's Press, London 1983. 1st UK Hardback edition, first printing, 1986. Her third novel. Winner of the 1983 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. A fine copy in a very near fine unclipped dustwrapper, with attractive artwork by Cathie Felstead, now with some faint pencil-line scratches to the lower panel

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The Color Purple

Alice Walker

2007-11-01. New. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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The Color Purple

Alice Walker

1983-04-02. New. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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The Color Purple

Alice Walker

2007-11-01. Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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Price: $97.76