First printing with correct letter code begiining with "B" and preceded by "First Edition". This copy is SIGNED by Walker on the title page. Discreet owner signature on front endpaper, light wear to the board edges, else a tight near fine copy in a very good dust jacket (just a few short closed edge tears). A nice copy of the author's signature book. Protected in a mylar cover. Bookseller Inventory # 11
Synopsis: The Pulitzer Prize-winning novel that tells the story of two sisters through their correspondence. With a new Preface by the author.
From the Back Cover:
[Banner] Now a Tony Award-Winning Broadway Musical
The Color Purple is the story of two sisters—one a missionary to Africa and the other a child wife living in the South—who remain loyal to one another across time, distance, and silence. Beautifully imagined and deeply compassionate, this classic of American literature is rich with passion, pain, inspiration, and an indomitable love of life.
"Intense emotional impact . . . Indelibly affecting . . . Alice Walker is a lavishly gifted writer."—The New York Times Book Review
"Places Walker in the company of Faulkner."—The Nation
"Superb . . . A work to stand beside literature of any time and place."—San Francisco Chronicle
"The Color Purple is an American novel of permanent importance."—Newsweek
"Marvelous characters . . . A story of revelation . . . One of the great books of our time."--Essence
[banner] Winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award
Bestselling novelist Alice Walker is also the author of three collections of short stories, three collections of essays, six volumes of poetry and several children's books. Her books have been translated into more than two dozen languages. Born in Eatonton, Georgia, Walker now lives in northern California.
Title: The Color Purple
Publisher: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich
Publication Date: 1982
Book Condition: Near fine
Dust Jacket Condition: very good
Signed: Signed by Author(s)
Edition: First Edition
Book Description Harcourt, Brace, Javanovich, New York, 1982. Hard Cover. Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine-. Near Fine/Near Fine Minus 1st Edition- 8th Printing (with letter 'H' on copyright page). SIGNED by author on a bookplate on half-title page (her scrawl of a signature only).Tight and clean book with just a small star-stamp on rear pastedown. Has $11.95 price present on on front DJ flap. Has a gold foil 'Pulitzer' sticker added after win. Jacket has closed tear on upper right front panel. Also includes laid-in a 8x10 computer copy of original 1985 movie poster (with two folds) that is SIGNED and inscribed by Menno Meyjes (wrote screenplay for movie). Also includes attached to front end page a small photo sheet SIGNED by Whoopi Goldberg: "Big Hugs, Whoopi" (Goldberg played Celie Johnson in film). Also includes laid-in a sheet with reproduction of original movie poster that is SIGNED by Dana Ivey (played Miss Mille). Includes laid-in a color photo (with two folds) SIGNED and inscribed by Margaret Avery (played Shug). Winner of Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Signed by Author. Seller Inventory # 019191
Book Description New York: Harcourt Brace,, Orlando, Florida, U.S.A. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. 1st Edition. VG+/NF. First Edition. Signed by the author on title page. ISBN: 0-15-119153-0. Winner of the 1982 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction and National Book Award in 1983. 245 pp. Brief PO inscription on fep, otherwise NF. Signed by Author(s). Seller Inventory # 2161
Book Description Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1982. Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. First Edition. Fine copy in a near fine price clipped jacket.Light Chipping to the Crown. First Edition Stated B C D E. Signed by the Author on Front Pastedown. Ink Birthday Inscription by Friend also. Excellent Copy. Signed by Author. Seller Inventory # 008806
Book Description U.S.A.: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1982. Hardcover. Condition: As New. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. 1st Edition. signature personally obtained by bookseller; a few slight nicks on top edge of dust jacket; otherwise,in unread condition; a compelling story of the heroic lives of women and sisters; made into a major movie and a play on Broadway. Signed by Author(s). Seller Inventory # 1446
Book Description Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, U.S.A., 1982. Hardcover. Condition: Fine-. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine-. 1st Edition. Fine in Fine-, lightest of edge wear else Fine, Signed 1st ed 1st pt in archival protection. Winner of Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award. Signed by Author(s). Seller Inventory # 046810