Cover of: The Color Purple | Alice Walker

About the Book

Celie is a poor black woman whose letters tell the story of 20 years of her life, beginning at age 14 when she is being abused and raped by her father and attempting to protect her sister from the same fate, and continuing over the course of her marriage to "Mister," a brutal man who terrorizes her. Celie eventually learns that her abusive husband has been keeping her sister's letters from her and the rage she feels, combined with an example of love and independence provided by her close friend Shug, pushes her finally toward an awakening of her creative and loving self.

First Sentence

I am fourteen years old.

The Physical Object

Format
Paperback
Number of pages
295
Dimensions
6.7 x 4.2 x 0.7 inches
Weight
4.8 ounces

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL7660317M
Internet Archive
colorpurple00walk
ISBN 10
0671617028
ISBN 13
9780671617028
Library Thing
283
Goodreads
1100590

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