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The Color Purple: A Novel by  Alice Walker - First Edition - 1982 - from SmarterRat Books (SKU: 12757)

The Color Purple: A Novel

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The Color Purple: A Novel

by Walker, Alice

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  • hardcover
  • First
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Good/Very Good
ISBN 10
0151191530
ISBN 13
9780151191536
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Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1982. Hardcover. Good/Very Good. Good ; Very Good Jacket. 1982 Harcourt Brace Jovanovich. First Edition, stated. First printing. B C D E on verso. NOT Remaindered. NOT ex-library. Hardcover has light beige paper-covered boards with purple cloth-covered spine and silver spine lettering. 245 pages. First state dust jacket without the San Diego address of the publisher on the rear inner flap. NOT Remaindered. NOT ex-library. Binding tight. Hinges NOT cracked. Top front corner bumped. Spine ends very lightly bumped. Spine very slightly faded. Covers have very light surface and edge wear. Page edges have a few small smudges. Pages clean and unmarked. Dust jacket has very light edge and surface wear, with light wrinkling at the corners and spine ends. There is a small, one-quarter inch closed tear in the jacket near the spine. Dust jacket is price clipped. Jacket is in removable clear plastic protective cover. Carefully packed, shipped in a box.

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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Bookseller
SmarterRat Books US (US)
Bookseller Inventory #
12757
Title
The Color Purple: A Novel
Author
Walker, Alice
Format/binding
Hardcover
Book condition
Used - Good
Jacket condition
Very Good
Binding
Hardcover
ISBN 10
0151191530
ISBN 13
9780151191536
Publisher
Harcourt Brace Jovanovich
Place of Publication
New York
Date published
1982
Keywords
Fiction
Bookseller catalogs
Fiction;

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