The Color Purple
Place Published: New York
Publisher: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, Publishers
Date Published: 1982
Edition: First edition
Condition: Very good
Book Id: 32902
Signed by Alice Walker on the half title page. 245pp. Octavo [22 cm] 1/4 lavender cloth with beige paper covered boards. Very good. The extremities are mildly bumped and rubbed. The boards have some very minor soiling, staining. The top edge of the text block is quite foxed, some foxing to endsheets, and some light staining to the fore and bottom edges of the text block. In a very good dust jacket. There are two short closed tears in the top edge, and some scratching to the back panel of the dust jacket.
Signed by Alice Walker on half-title and additionally inscribed by Walker on a sheet of paper that has been laid in. A seminal novel of the black female experience in America,The Color Purple has won both the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award.