1982 THE COLOR PURPLE By Alice Walker First Edition Hardcover Dust Jacket
This is a 1982 first edition hardcover copy of THE COLOR PURPLE by Alice Walker published by Harcourct Brace Jovanovich. The dust jacket has tears and chips missing. The boards show wear. The binding is sound. Third Printing of the novel with printing sequence 'CDE' on copyright page and no statement of edition. There aren't any obvious signs of inscriptions, marginalization, or dog eared pages.
The Color Purple won the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award. Taking place mostly in rural Georgia, the story focuses on the life of African-American women in the South in the 1930s, addressing numerous hot topics in society. The novel has been the frequent target of censors because of the violence in the story. If you are a collector of banned books, this is one you want one your shelf.