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An edition of The Color Purple (1982)

The Color Purple

10th anniversary ed., First edition (F)
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An edition of The Color Purple (1982)

The Color Purple

10th anniversary ed., First edition (F)
  • 4.27 ·
  • 52 Ratings
  • 904 Want to read
  • 52 Currently reading
  • 105 Have read
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Publisher
Harcourt
Language
English
Pages
290

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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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Edition Availability
Cover of: The color purple
The color purple
2014, Phoenix
in English
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De kleur paars
2013, Artemis & co
Hardcover in Dutch
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The Color Purple
2004?, Harcourt
Mass Market Paperback in English - First Harvest edition (11)
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De kleur paars
1999-02, Diemen
Paperback in Dutch
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The Color Purple
1992, Harcourt
Hardcover in English - 10th anniversary ed., First edition (F)
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De kleur paars
1987-08, Muntinga
Mass Market Paperback in Dutch - zevende druk; movie tie-in
Cover of: The Color Purple
The Color Purple
1985 12, Pocket Books
Mass Market Paperback in English - Movie Tie-In Edition; 1st Pocket Books printing (34)
Cover of: The Color Purple
The Color Purple
1985 12, Pocket Books
Mass Market Paperback in English - Movie Tie-In Edition; 1st Pocket Books mass-market printing (11)
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Die Farbe Lila
1984, Rowohlt
Paperback in German
Cover of: The Color Purple
The Color Purple
1983 06, Washington Square Press
Paperback in English - 1st Washington Square Press printing (1)
Cover of: The Color Purple
The Color Purple
1982, Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, Publishers
Hardcover in English - printing (I)

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Book Details


Published in

New York

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
LCCN
91047202, 81048242
OCLC/WorldCat
62746305
Amazon ID (ASIN)
0151191549
Google
YppbAAAAMAAJ
Library Thing
283
Goodreads
16174114

Work Description

The Color Purple is a 1982 epistolary novel by American author Alice Walker which won the 1983 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction and the National Book Award for Fiction.

The novel has been the frequent target of censors and appears on the American Library Association list of the 100 Most Frequently Challenged Books of 2000–2009 at number seventeenth because of the sometimes explicit content, particularly in terms of violence. In 2003, the book was listed on the BBC's The Big Read poll of the UK's "best-loved novels."



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I am fourteen years old.
added anonymously.
You better not never tell nobody but God.
added by Lisa. "first sentence"

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