Alice Walker - The Color Purple double-signed folio society edition
Signed by Alice Walker by way of afficed title page section from the 40th anniversary edition. Also signed by the artist Lela Harris.
The Color Purple is one of the great novels of the 20th century, exploring the extremes of human nature through the eyes of a young African American woman in 1930s Georgia. Deemed controversial on publication for its explicit portrayal of abuse – it was banned in American school libraries until 2013 – The Color Purple is an important and beautifully imagined novel that will deeply affect and enrich everyone who reads it.
This much-anticipated Folio edition celebrates the cultural significance of Alice Walker’s novel with a cover designed by artist Lela Harris and inspired by the renowned quiltmakers of Gee’s Bend, Alabama, a collective of female artisans. Inside, Harris’s emotive charcoal illustrations capture the vulnerability of the characters, while Walker’s note on revisiting the novel decades after publication reiterates its importance as a record of ‘vanished voices’.