Walker | Alice

The Color Purple

First Edition | Early Printing

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    Description

    Signed first edition of The Color Purple by Alice Walker.

    Octavo, [8], 245pp. Cream boards, purple cloth spine, title in silver on spine. Early printing number line on copyright page. Gift inscription on front free endpaper. Solid text block, clean text, a near fine example. In publisher’s second state dust jacket, $12.95 retail price on front flap, faint toning to spine, a near fine example. Signed by the author on the half-title page.

    Alice Walker (b. 1944) is the first African-American woman to receive the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction for this, her third novel. The Color Purple also received the National Book Award for Fiction. Although controversial and appearing on the American Library Association’s list of Top 100 Most Banned and Challenged Books: 2010-2019, The Color Purple is still seen today as an incredibly influential novel, stretching into other mediums on screen and on stage.

    Additional information

    Location Published

    San Diego

    Publisher

    Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, Publishers

    Edition

    First Edition, Early Printing

    Date Published

    1982

    ISBN

    0-15-119153-0

    Binding

    Hardcover

    Condition

    Near Fine

    Jacket Condition

    Near Fine

    Author

    Walker | Alice

    Author Display

    Alice Walker