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The Color Purple
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The Color Purple Hardcover - 1982

by Alice Walker

About this book

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.

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.

Details

  • Title The Color Purple
  • Author Alice Walker
  • Binding Hardcover
  • Edition First Edition
  • Pages 245
  • Volumes 1
  • Language ENG
  • Publisher Houghton Mifflin Harcourt P, New York
  • Date 1982
  • ISBN 9780151191536 / 0151191530
  • Weight 0.96 lbs (0.44 kg)
  • Reading level 670
  • Library of Congress subjects Domestic fiction, Sisters
  • Library of Congress Catalog Number 81048242
  • Dewey Decimal Code FIC

About the author

Alice Walker won the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award for her novel The Color Purple. Her other novels include By the Light of My Father's Smile and Possessing the Secret of Joy. She is also the author of three collections of short stories, three collections of essays, seven volumes of poetry, and several children's books. Born in Eatonton, Georgia, Walker now lives in Northern California.

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