HARDBACK BOOK AND UNCLIPPED DUST JACKET [$5.95]IN NEAR FINE TO FINE CONDITION,FIRST EDITION STATED. Bookseller Inventory # 302824
Synopsis: Two girls who grow up to become women. Two friends who become something worse than enemies. In this brilliantly imagined novel, Toni Morrison tells the story of Nel Wright and Sula Peace, who meet as children in the small town of Medallion, Ohio. Their devotion is fierce enough to withstand bullies and the burden of a dreadful secret. It endures even after Nel has grown up to be a pillar of the black community and Sula has become a pariah. But their friendship ends in an unforgivable betrayal-or does it end? Terrifying, comic, ribald and tragic, Sula is a work that overflows with life.
Review: In Sula, Toni Morrison, winner of the 1993 Nobel Prize for literature, tells the story of two women--friends since childhood, separated in young adulthood, and reunited as grown women. Nel Wright grows up to become a wife and mother, happy to remain in her hometown of Medallion, Ohio. Sula Peace leaves Medallion to experience college, men, and life in the big city, an exceptional choice for a black woman to make in the late 1920s.
As girls, Nel and Sula are the best of friends, only children who find in each other a kindred spirit to share in each girl's loneliness and imagination. When they meet again as adults, it's clear that Nel has chosen a life of acceptance and accommodation, while Sula must fight to defend her seemingly unconventional choices and beliefs. But regardless of the physical and emotional distance that threatens this extraordinary friendship, the bond between the women remains unbreakable: "Her old friend had come home.... Sula, whose past she had lived through and with whom the present was a constant sharing of perceptions. Talking to Sula had always been a conversation with herself."
Lyrical and gripping, Sula is an honest look at the power of friendship amid a backdrop of family, love, race, and the human condition. --Gisele Toueg
Publisher: Afred A Knopf
Publication Date: 1973
Book Condition: Near Fine
Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine
Edition: 1st Edition
Book Description Knopf, 1973. Hardcover. Condition: See description. 1st Edition. First edition, first printing. No dust jacket. Heavy pen markings and some highlighting interspersed throughout text. Moderate wear to boards. Price reflects condition. Seller Inventory # 000568
Book Description Afred A Knopf, New York, 1973. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Good. 1st Edition. Second printing, February 1974. Light wear to extremities. PO on ffep, otherwise unmarked. Jacket has edge wear at top/bottom of spine and corners, no price listed on inner flap. Seller Inventory # 002787
Book Description Alfred A. Knopf, New York, 1974. Hardcover. Condition: Acceptable. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. Acceptable hardcover in Very Good dust jacket. First Edition, First Printing as no subsequent printings are indicated. Ex-Library, with usual markings. Minor shelf wear to dust jacket, small tear to head of spine. Yellowing to top page-ends, slight staining to tail page-ends and front free end-paper. Otherwise, pages and text are clean and bright. An attractive copy. 174 pp. Seller Inventory # 2042111
Book Description Knopf, 1974. Hardcover. Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good-. First Edition. Eighth-inch by one-inch chip to jacket at top of spine. Couple tiny chips to top of front flap of jacket. Edge wear to jacket. $5.95 price on jacket. Stated First Edition. Seller Inventory # 092070
Book Description Knopf, New York, 1974. Hard Cover. Condition: Good- Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good-. First Edition. Solid copy with a spine lean, a slightly warped front cover, light stains in orange cloth on bottom edge of front cover and along top edges of both covers. Otherwise covers show light wear. Price clipped dust jacket has small edge tears with crumpling and creases along top edge and jacket shows edge stains on the inside. Otherwise jacket is bright and shows light wear. Interior is unmarked. Author's second book. Seller Inventory # 25067
Book Description Alfred A. Knopf, New York, 1974. Hardcover. Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. First Edition. Fine in an about Near Fine jacket, clipped, some toning and rubbing on the back panel. Orange cloth, a thin strip of fading at the top edge, gilt lettering on the spine and front board. Square and firmly bound with a light green top stain. The second book from the Nobel Prize-winner. Seller Inventory # 1905
Book Description Alfred A Knopf, NY, 1974. 8 1/2 x 6. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good+. First edition, First printing. Alfred A Knopf, NY, 1974, 174 pages. First/First in Very Good+/Very Good+ condition with minor edgewear to book and jacket, age toning to DJ edges and slight separation between top edge and spine. Price of 5.95 is intact.Book top edge is stained green (some of green has bled into top page edges), orange boards with gold lettering, rough cut bottom edge.(please review photos for condition). Story of "friendship between two women.Sula and Nel-both black, both smart, both poor, raised in a small Ohio town.". This is the 2nd novel from the Nobel and Pulitzer winner. All books bubble wrapped and shipped promptly in a box. Seller Inventory # 0516401
Book Description Afred A Knopf, NY, 1973. Full Cloth. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. First Edition. A remarkable copy of the scarce 1st Edition of Toni Morrison's second book. Winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature & the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, this Toni Morrison novel is one of the most sought after titles published in the last 50 years. This copy is clean & bright & tight. The orange cloth & gilt stamping are quite brilliant. There is a barely noticeable bump to the lower rear fore corner. The dust jacket is also very clean & bright-- there is none of the usual fading to the spine or the front panel. There are two tiny tears-- one (less than 1/4 inch) tear to the lower front panel & one (less than 1/8 inch) tear to the rear flap. The original price is present on the front flap. Overall, a really sharp copy of this hard to find book. Size: 8vo. Seller Inventory # K-000038
Book Description Alfred A. Knopf, New York, 1974. Hardcover. Condition: Near fine. Dust Jacket Condition: very good. 1st. Bound in the publisher's original red cloth over boards, spine and cover stamped in gilt. Sunning to top edge and heel. Dust jacket is rubbed at the ades and extremities, very small chips at the head, closed tear on the back near the top fore edge corner. All pages tight and bright. Seller Inventory # 9021637
Book Description ALFRED A . KNOPF, NY, 1973. HARDCOVER. Condition: VG. Dust Jacket Condition: VG. FIRST EDITION. small, closed tears to an unclipped dj. (5.95) unmarked copy! tipped in signed author's signature in black felt. Signed by Author. Seller Inventory # 008807