The Third Life of Grange Copeland. By Alice Walker. First Edition, First Printing. Harcourt, Brace, Jovanovich. New York, 1970.

$120.00

Alice Walker is a prolific American author whose career has been critically and commercially successful. Her work explores themes of the American South and the Black experience in the twentieth century. Her greatest literary achievement, The Color Purple, won her a National Book Award and the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. Yet a decade before her ascendance to the ranks of America’s best authors, she released this book, her first novel, The Third Life of Grange Copeland. The work establishes Walker as a brilliant writer of characters. It also showcases some of her most quintessential themes. It follows the titular character, Grange, and his family as they struggle as sharecroppers in the South, and then, as they flee North. The novel is punctuated by severe domestic violence, making some of its main characters especially complicated. Yet there are also aspects of hope and redemption in the novel. The Third Life of Grange Copeland was praised among critics as a debut novel. It solidified Walker’s future as an author.

This first edition, first printing is in near-fine condition. In the original quarter cloth, near-fine with only fading to edges. Text block fine. In the original dust jacket, near-fine with only minor chipping to inside flaps and rubbing to edges.

A near-fine first edition of Alice Walker’s first published novel.

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The Third Life of Grange Copeland. By Alice Walker. First Edition, First Printing. Harcourt, Brace, Jovanovich. New York, 1970.

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Weight 5 lbs
Dimensions 12 × 9 × 4 in