The Color Purple. Signed by Alice Walker. First Edition, First Printing. Harcourt, Brace, Jovanovich. NY, 1982.

$3,200.00

Winner of the 1983 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction and the National Book Award, The Color Purple is considered one of the best novels of the twentieth century. It is also Alice Walker’s most well-known work. Set in the U.S. South during the early 1900s, the novel describes the lives of the narrator, Celie, and her family, who live in poverty and racial segregation. Through its poignant epistolary form, the novel addresses issues of race, class, gender, and sexual assault. In response, it has become one of the most commonly banned books in the U.S. Yet it also remains one of the most widely read novels of the last 50 years, and continues its legacy as a classic of Black American Literature. It was also adapted to film in 1985, starring Whoopi Goldberg, Oprah, and Danny Glover, and directed by Stephen Spielberg.

This first edition, first printing is signed by Alice Walker on the title page. It is in about-fine condition. In the original cased binding with purple spine and cream boards. This copy is cased backwards, a previously unidentified state and likely the first state binding. Binding is about-fine with only rubbing, bumping, and fading to edges. Text block fine. Former owner’s signature to front pastedown. In a scarce first issue dust jacket, very good with only faintest rippling and minor creases, bumping, and one small closed tear.

A scarce signed first edition of The Color Purple.

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The Color Purple. Signed by Alice Walker. First Edition, First Printing. Harcourt, Brace, Jovanovich. NY, 1982.

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Weight 5 lbs
Dimensions 12 × 9 × 4 in