Cover of: The Color Purple | Alice Walker

About the Edition

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.
(front flap)

Edition Notes

Genre
Fiction.
Copyright Date
1982

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
813/.54
Library of Congress
PS3573.A425 C6 1982

The Physical Object

Format
Hardcover
Pagination
245 p. ;
Number of pages
245

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL3785820M
Internet Archive
colorpurplenovel00walkrich
ISBN 10
0151191530
ISBN 13
9780151191536
LC Control Number
81048242
Amazon.com
0151191530
Google
lMpPuwEACAAJ
Library Thing
283
Goodreads
1995713
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