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The Color Purple Hardcover - 1992

by Alice Walker


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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.

Summary

The Pulitzer Prize-winning novel that tells the story of two sisters through their correspondence. With a new Preface by the author.

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The Pulitzer Prize-winning novel that tells the story of two sisters through their correspondence. With a new Preface by the author.

First Edition Identification

Harcourt Brace Jovanovich first published The Color Purple in New York in 1982. First editions state “First Edition” on the copyright page along with “BCDE,” the publisher’s code.

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  • Title The Color Purple
  • Author Alice Walker
  • Binding Hardcover
  • Edition [ Edition: First
  • Pages 304
  • Volumes 1
  • Language ENG
  • Publisher Houghton Mifflin, New York
  • Date 1992-05-22
  • Illustrated Yes
  • ISBN 9780151191543 / 0151191549
  • Weight 0.88 lbs (0.40 kg)
  • Dimensions 8.46 x 5.56 x 0.93 in (21.49 x 14.12 x 2.36 cm)
  • Ages 14 to UP years
  • Grade levels 9 - UP
  • Library of Congress subjects Domestic fiction, Sisters
  • Library of Congress Catalog Number 91047202
  • Dewey Decimal Code FIC
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