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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

Walker, Alice

First Edition, First Printing. This copy is SIGNED by Alice Walker on the title page. This First Issue dustjacket is rich in color and has the publisher's $11.95 printed price present. The book is in great shape with minor wear to the boards. The binding is tight with NO cocking or leaning. The pages are clean with NO writing, marks or bookplates in the book. A lovely copy SIGNED by the author.

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Price: $1,250.00


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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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The Color Purple

Walker, Alice

Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1982. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. Signed by Author. Signed, inscribed and dated by Alice Walker on front end page. Nice association copy, inscribed to author Dorothy Bryant and her husband. Dorothy Bryant is the author of The Kin of Ata are Waiting for You, one of Alice Walker's favorite books. Walker's signature is dated in the year of publication. First edition, first printing - stated first edition, with BCDE printed underneath. Hardcover in jacket, price intact on jacket flap. Text is clean and unmarked. Binding strong, small bump to board edge. Light toning to board edges, small light stain to lower-rear board edge. A few small closed tears to jacket edge. Presents well in fresh Mylar. Very good condition. Additional photos available upon request.

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Price: $800.00


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The Color Purple.

Walker, Alice.

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.

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Price: $700.00


The Color Purple

Walker, Alice

New York: Harcourt, Brace Jovanovich, 1982. Pulitzer Prize winner and basis for film. Bookplate on front endpaper applied with glue, else fine. Jacket is bright and fresh with short crease and tiny wrinkle on back panel. First edition stated then B C D E on copyright page. . First American Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/Fine. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

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Price: $630.00


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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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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: $400.00


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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: $325.00


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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

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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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

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: $262.76


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The Color Purple

Walker, Alice

Harcourt Brace Jovanovich. Hardcover. 0151191530 1982 Harcourt Brace Jovanovich hard cover - 1st edition 1st printing - First Edition stated and letter line is BCDE - minor wear to edge of dust jacket (now in mylar cover) some staining to closed page edge - otherwise cover fine binding strong contents clean - enjoy - Pulitzer and National Book award winner . Very Good.

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Price: $225.00


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

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

Alice Walker

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

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The Color Purple

Alice Walker

Pocket, 1990-04-01. Mass Market Paperback. Used: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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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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Price: $131.64


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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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Price: $125.00


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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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Price: $121.33


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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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Price: $115.69


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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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Price: $114.22


The Color Purple

Alice Walker

2019-03-12. New. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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Price: $112.49


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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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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

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

Walker, Alice

London: The Women's Press, 1986. A first edition, first printing published by The Women's Press in 1986. A fine book without inscriptions in a fine clipped wrapper. A lovely copy.

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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

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

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

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

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Price: $102.18


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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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The Color Purple: Tenth Anniversary Edition

Walker, Alice

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 1992. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. Signed by Author. Signed by Alice Walker on title page. Tenth Anniversary Edition, first printing thus. Hardcover in jacket, price intact on jacket flap. Slight dusting to top page edges. Clean and unmarked. Binding strong. Light push to spine ends. Light edge wear to jacket. Presents well in fresh Mylar. Very good condition. Additional photos available upon request.

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Price: $100.00


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The Color Purple

Walker, Alice

New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1982. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. First edition thus. Signed by Alice Walker on title page, tall 8vo, 290 pages, black and white wood-cut illustrations commissioned for this edition. Alice Walker won the Pulitzer Prize for fiction for this epistolary novel, the first African-American woman to do so. While the book received great acclaim, it was also the subject of much controversy, and many of Walker's personal relationships suffered as a result. Much of the criticism came from the African-American community for the novel's depiction of black men as violent abusers.

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The Color Purple [Japanese Edition]

Alice Walker

1985-01-01. 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

1992-08-07. 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

New York: Harcourt Brace & Jovanovich, 1982. signed publishers bookplate for the Temple of my Familiar from HBJ laid in. Signed Book Plate. 7th Printing. Cloth. Fine/Fine. Hardcover.

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The Color Purple (25th Anniversary Edition)

Alice Walker

2007-02-02. 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: $92.46


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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

2019-03-12. 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

Easton Press. Hardcover. Collector's Edition, Bound in Leather. Unused Easton Press Bookplate inside the front cover. In Beautiful Condition. . Very Good. 2000.

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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: $87.63


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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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Price: $87.63


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The Color Purple [Japanese Edition]

Alice Walker

1986-01-01. 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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Price: $85.00


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

Alice WALKER

1986-01-01. 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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Price: $80.38


The Color Purple (Wildfire Books)

Alice Walker

1990-01-01. 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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Price: $80.17


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The Color Purple

Alice Walker

2005-03-24. 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: $79.17


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The Color Purple

Alice Walker

2010-12-01. 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: $78.97