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The Color Purple

Walker, Alice

Published by Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1982
ISBN 10: 0151191530 / ISBN 13: 9780151191536
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Title: The Color Purple

Publisher: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich

Publication Date: 1982

Binding: hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good In Dustjacket

Edition: 1st Edition.

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New York. 1982. Harcourt Brace Jovanovich. Stated 1st Edition with the publisher's ‘BCDE’ code beneath the First Edition statement on the copyright page. Price on dust jacket is $11.95. Very Good In Dustjacket. 245 pages. hardcover. Jacket design by Judith Kazdym Leeds. 0151191530. keywords: Literature America Women. inventory # 2961. FROM THE PUBLISHER - Published to unprecedented acclaim, THE COLOR PURPLE established Alice Walker as a major voice in modern fiction. Beautifully imagined and deeply compassionate, this is the story of two sisters-one a missionary in Africa and the other a child wife living in the South-who sustain their loyalty to and trust in each other across time, distance, and silence. This classic work of American literature is rich with passion, pain, inspiration, and an indomitable love of life. Bookseller Inventory # 2961

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Synopsis: Winner of the National Book Award as well as the Pulitzer Prize, "The Color Purple" established Alice Walker as a major voice in modern fiction. Her unforgettable portrait of Celie and her friends, family, and lovers is rich with passion, pain, inspiration, and an indomitable love of life. Beautifully imagined and deeply compassionate, "The Color Purple" is a classic of American literature.

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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
 
 
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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.

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