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The Color Purple

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The Color Purple

by Walker, Alice

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London: The Women's Press, 1986. Winner of the 1983 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, The Color Purple was first published in hardback in the UK by The Women's Press. Walker's arresting first person narrative is epistolary, told in letters. Celie's coming of age story frankly discusses rape, traumatic loss of family, and the love and friendship of women. The Women's Press Fiction dust jacket has a cover illustration by Cathie Felstead to front and author photo by Ingrid Pollard to back.

First thus. 24 x 16cm. 245 pages plus The Women's Press advertisements to end. Hardback. Black cloth with silver lettering to spine. Near fine book in very good price-clipped dust jacket.

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's Inventory #
1467
Title
The Color Purple
Author
Walker, Alice
Book condition
Used - Near Fine
Jacket condition
Very Good
Quantity-available
1
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
The Women's Press
Place of Publication
London
Date Published
1986

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