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The Color Purple

10th anniversary ed., First edition (F)
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This edition was published in by Harcourt in New York.

Written in English

290 pages

The principal voice is that of Celie, who has been raped by the man she believes to be her father, robbed of her two children, and married off to a man she hates. Her sister, Nettie,e escapes the same fate and is befriended by missionaries, man and wife, who have unwittingly adopted Celie's children. Separated for thirty years, the sisters live in ignorance of each other's circumstances. Nettie's letters do not reach Celie; and so great is Celie's sense of shame that she can write only to God. But life for Celie begins to change color when her husband's lover, a remarkable woman named Shug Avery, comes to live with them.

Honest, poignant, laughing, defiant, The Color Purple is a story about heroic lives, love, and the nature of God, and it breaks new ground in fiction with its portrayal of the bonding of women.

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1993, The Women's press
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1991, Cambridge University Press, in association with The Women's Press
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1984, Inkilap
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1983-06, Washington Square Press
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1983 06, Washington Square Press
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1983, Washington Square Press
in English
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September 1983, Perfection Learning Prebound
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The color purple
1983, Women's Press
in English
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June 1983, Washington Square Press
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The Color Purple
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The Color Purple

First published in 1982



Work Description

In Meridian, Alice Walker wrote the classic novel of the civil rights movement. Her new novel goes back to the period between the World Wars. It tells the story of two sisters: one a missionary in Africa and the other a child-wife living in the South, who sustain their loyalty and trust in each other across time, distance, and silence, in one of the most unusual and moving exchanges in fiction.

The principal voice is that of Celie, who has been raped by the man she believes to be her father, robbed of her two children, and married off to a man she hates. Her sister, Nettie,e escapes the same fate and is befriended by missionaries, man and wife, who have unwittingly adopted Celie's children. Separated for thirty years, the sisters live in ignorance of each other's circumstances. Nettie's letters do not reach Celie; and so great is Celie's sense of shame that she can write only to God. But life for Celie begins to change color when her husband's lover, a remarkable woman named Shug Avery, comes to live with them.

Honest, poignant, laughing, defiant, The Color Purple is a story about heroic lives, love, and the nature of God, and it breaks new ground in fiction with its portrayal of the bonding of women.



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The Color Purple

10th anniversary ed., First edition (F)

This edition was published in by Harcourt in New York.


Edition Description

The principal voice is that of Celie, who has been raped by the man she believes to be her father, robbed of her two children, and married off to a man she hates. Her sister, Nettie,e escapes the same fate and is befriended by missionaries, man and wife, who have unwittingly adopted Celie's children. Separated for thirty years, the sisters live in ignorance of each other's circumstances. Nettie's letters do not reach Celie; and so great is Celie's sense of shame that she can write only to God. But life for Celie begins to change color when her husband's lover, a remarkable woman named Shug Avery, comes to live with them.

Honest, poignant, laughing, defiant, The Color Purple is a story about heroic lives, love, and the nature of God, and it breaks new ground in fiction with its portrayal of the bonding of women.

Edition Notes

US/CAN

Genre
Fiction.
Copyright Date
1992

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
813/.54
Library of Congress
PS3573.A425 C6 1992, PS3568.O243, PS3573.A425 C6 1982

The Physical Object

Format
Hardcover
Pagination
xii, 290 p. :
Number of pages
290

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL1565403M
Internet Archive
colorpurple00walk_2
ISBN 10
0151191549
ISBN 13
9780151191543
LC Control Number
91047202, 81048242
Amazon.com
0151191549
Google
YppbAAAAMAAJ
Library Thing
283
Goodreads
16174114

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