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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Vintage Books
Publication date June 1, 2004
Pages 229
Binding Paperback
Edition Reprint
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9781400076215
ISBN-10 1400076218
Dimensions 0.75 by 5.25 by 8 in.
Weight 0.60 lbs.
Original list price $15.95
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Summaries and Reviews
Summary
Set in Harlem during the 1920s, this novel chronicles a bittersweet triangle involving Joe Trace, a middle-aged door-to-door salesman, his mentally unstable wife Violet, and his eighteen-year-old girlfriend. Reader's Guide available. Reprint. 20,000 first printing.
Amazon.com description: Product Description: In the winter of 1926, when everybody everywhere sees nothing but good things ahead, Joe Trace, middle-aged door-to-door salesman of Cleopatra beauty products, shoots his teenage lover to death. At the funeral, Joe’s wife, Violet, attacks the girl’s corpse. This passionate, profound story of love and obsession brings us back and forth in time, as a narrative is assembled from the emotions, hopes, fears, and deep realities of black urban life.

Editions
Hardcover
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Large print edition from G K Hall & Co (May 1, 1993)
9780816156245 | details & prices | 315 pages | 6.50 × 9.50 × 0.50 in. | 1.35 lbs | List price $22.95
About: In the afterglow of a clean triumph--her widely celebrated, Pulitzer Prize-winning best-seller, "Beloved" --Toni Morrison moves to even higher ground.
from Alfred a Knopf Inc (April 1, 1992)
9780679411673 | details & prices | 6.00 × 8.50 × 1.00 in. | 1.10 lbs | List price $28.95
About: In a love story set in 1926 Harlem, fiftyish door-to-door salesman Joe Trace murders his teenaged lover, whom his hairdresser wife, Violet, then tries to disfigure at the funeral
Paperback
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The price comparison is for this edition
Reprint edition from Vintage Books (June 1, 2004)
9781400076215 | details & prices | 229 pages | 5.25 × 8.00 × 0.75 in. | 0.60 lbs | List price $15.95
About: Set in Harlem during the 1920s, this novel chronicles a bittersweet triangle involving Joe Trace, a middle-aged door-to-door salesman, his mentally unstable wife Violet, and his eighteen-year-old girlfriend.
from Ediciones B (March 1, 1995)
9788440656964 | details & prices | 4.50 × 7.00 × 1.00 in. | 0.45 lbs | List price $6.95
About: Book by Morrison, Toni
from Random House Value Pub (January 1, 1995)
9780517137642 | details & prices | List price $5.99
About: In the afterglow of a clean triumph--her widely celebrated, Pulitzer Prize-winning best-seller, Beloved--Toni Morrison moves to even higher ground.
Braille edition from William a Thomas Braille (April 1, 1994)
9781569565490 | details & prices | 11.75 × 11.50 × 2.25 in. | 2.75 lbs | List price $26.08
With Sam Nienow | from New Amer Library (October 1, 1993)
9780451177803 | details & prices | 4.50 × 7.00 × 0.75 in. | 0.30 lbs | List price $5.99
This edition also contains A Guy's Guide to College
About: In the afterglow of a clean triumph--her widely celebrated, Pulitzer Prize-winning best-seller, "Beloved" --Toni Morrison moves to even higher ground.
Reprint edition from Plume (April 1, 1993)
9780452269651 | details & prices | 5.50 × 8.00 × 0.75 in. | 0.45 lbs | List price $12.95
About: Set in Harlem in the 1920s, this novel chronicles a bittersweet triangle involving a middle-aged door-to-door salesman, his mentally unstable wife, and his eighteen-year-old girlfriend
from Random House Value Pub (March 1, 1992)
9780517112557 | details & prices | List price $5.99
About: In the afterglow of a clean triumph--her widely celebrated, Pulitzer Prize-winning best-seller, "Beloved" --Toni Morrison moves to even higher ground.
Cassette/Spoken Word
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from Random House (April 1, 1992)
9780679411932 | details & prices | 4.50 × 7.25 × 0.75 in. | 0.30 lbs | List price $16.00
About: In a love story set in 1926 Harlem, fiftyish door-to-door salesman Joe Trace murders his teenaged lover, whom his hairdresser wife, Violet, then tries to disfigure at the funeral.
Reinforced
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from Demco Media (February 1, 2002)
9780606191968 | details & prices | 5.50 × 8.00 × 1.00 in. | 0.60 lbs | List price $21.84
About: Set in Harlem in the 1920s, this novel chronicles a bittersweet triangle involving a middle-aged door-to-door salesman, his mentally unstable wife, and his eighteen-year-old girlfriend
Prebinding
Book cover for 9780785719854
 
Reprint edition from Paw Prints (April 18, 2008)
9781435242401 | details & prices | 229 pages | 5.25 × 8.00 × 1.00 in. | 0.74 lbs | List price $22.00
from Turtleback Books (October 1, 1999)
9780785719854 | details & prices | 5.50 × 8.25 × 1.00 in. | 0.65 lbs | List price $22.40
About: Set in Harlem in the 1920s, this novel chronicles a bittersweet triangle involving a middle-aged door-to-door salesman, his mentally unstable wife, and his eighteen-year-old girlfriend

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