Cover of: The Color Purple | Alice Walker
Preview

Buy this book

Last edited by Lisa
February 11, 2020 | History
An edition of The Color Purple (1982)

The Color Purple

Movie Tie-In Edition; 1st Pocket Books mass-market printing (11)

  • 4.14
  • 7 Ratings
  • 286 Want to read
  • 20 Currently reading
  • 26 Have read

This edition published in by Pocket Books in New York, USA.

Written in English

295 pages

Life wasn't easy for Celie. But she knew how to survive, needing little to get by.
Then her husband's lover, a flamboyant blues singer, barreled into her world and gave Celie the courage to ask for more - to laugh, to play, and finally - to love.
--back cover

Read more

Previews available in: English German / Deutsch

Edition Availability
Cover of: The Color Purple
The Color Purple: A Novel
Dec 10, 2019, Penguin Books
paperback
Cover of: A Cor Púrpura
A Cor Púrpura
2009, José Olympio
Paperback, Brochura in Portuguese
Cover of: The Color Purple (Read a Great Movie)
The Color Purple (Read a Great Movie)
March 24, 2005, Orion
Paperback - New Ed edition
Cover of: The Color Purple
The Color Purple
2004?, Harcourt
Mass Market Paperback in English - First Harvest edition (11)
Cover of: The Color Purple
The Color Purple
2004?, Harcourt
Paperback in English - 1st Harvest ed.
Cover of: Die Farbe Lila. Roman.
Die Farbe Lila. Roman.
June 1, 2003, Lübbe
Paperback in German / Deutsch
Cover of: Die Farbe Lila. Roman.
Die Farbe Lila. Roman.
January 1, 2000, Rowohlt Tb.
Paperback in German / Deutsch
Cover of: Color Purple
Color Purple
June 2000, Prentice Hall
Paperback in English
Cover of: The Color Purple
The Color Purple
Jun 01, 1999, York Notes
paperback
Cover of: Màu tím =
Màu tím =: nguyên tác, The color purple
1998, Văn Nghue
in Vietnamese - rAn bkan lsan 2.
Cover of: The Color Purple
The Color Purple
February 1, 1998, Washington Square Press
Paperback in English
Cover of: The Color Purple
The Color Purple
January 1996, Buccaneer Books
Hardcover in English
Cover of: The Color Purple
The Color Purple
January 1996, Washington Square Press
Paperback in English
Cover of: The Colour Purple
The Colour Purple
1993, The Women's press
Paperback
Cover of: The Color Purple
The Color Purple
1992?, Pocket Books
Mass Market Paperback in English - Movie Tie-In Edition; 1st Pocket Books printing (33)
Cover of: The Color Purple (Large Print))
The Color Purple (Large Print))
1992, Harcourt Brace Jovanovich
Hardcover in English
Cover of: The Color Purple
The Color Purple
1992, Harcourt
Hardcover in English - 10th anniversary ed.
Cover of: The color purple
The color purple
1992, Women's Press
in English - 10th anniversary limited edition.
Cover of: The color purple
The color purple
1991, Cambridge University Press, in association with The Women's Press
in English
Cover of: The color purple.
The color purple.
1989, Women's Press
in English
Cover of: Color Purple
Color Purple
March 15, 1987, Pocket
Mass Market Paperback
Cover of: El color púrpura
El color púrpura
1986, Círculo de Lectores
Hardcover
Cover of: El Color Purpura / the Color Purple
El Color Purpura / the Color Purple
January 1986, Plaza & Janes Editories Sa
Paperback in Spanish / español
Cover of: The color purple.
The color purple.
1986, Guild Publishing
in English
Cover of: The Color Purple
The Color Purple
1986, Harper
Cover of: The Color Purple
The Color Purple
September 1986, Perfection Learning Prebound
Unknown Binding - Second reprint edition
Cover of: The color purple
The color purple: a novel
1986, G.K. Hall
in English
Cover of: The Color Purple
The Color Purple
1985-12, Pocket Books
Mass Market Paperback in English - 1st Pocket Books mass-market printing (8); 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 mass-market printing (1)
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)
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: Murasaki no furue
Murasaki no furue
1985, Shūeisha
in Japanese
Cover of: Die Farbe Lila
Die Farbe Lila
1984, Rowohlt
Paperback in German / Deutsch
Cover of: El Color Purpura/the Color Purple
El Color Purpura/the Color Purple
June 1984, Plaza & Janes Editories Sa
Paperback
Cover of: El Color Purpura/the Color Purple
Cover of: La couleur pourpre
La couleur pourpre
1984, J'ai lu
Cover of: El color púrpura
El color púrpura
1984, Plaza & Janés
in Spanish / español - 1a ed.
Cover of: The Color Purple
The Color Purple
1983 06, Washington Square Press
Paperback in English - 1st Washington Square Press printing (26)
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
1983 06, Washington Square Press
Paperback in English - 1st Washington Square Press printing (1)
Cover of: The Color Purple
The Color Purple
January 31, 1983, Perfection Learning Prebound
Library Binding in English
Cover of: The color purple.
The color purple.
1983, Pocket Books/Washington Square Press
in English
Cover of: The color purple
The color purple
1983, Washington Square Press
in English
Cover of: The Color Purple
The Color Purple
September 1983, Perfection Learning Prebound
Unknown Binding
Cover of: The color purple
The color purple
1983, Women's Press
in English
Cover of: Color Purple
Color Purple
June 1983, Washington Square Press
Paperback in English - Reissue edition
Cover of: The Color Purple
The Color Purple: A Novel
1982, Harcourt Brace Jovanovich
Hardcover in English
Cover of: La Couleur Pourpre
La Couleur Pourpre
Publish date unknown, Editions 84
Mass Market Paperback in French / français
Cover of: The Color Purple
The Color Purple
Publisher unknown
Paperback

Add another edition?

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.



Also contained in:

Excerpts

You better not never tell nobody but God.
added by Lisa.) "first sentence"

Links outside Open Library

First Sentence

"I am fourteen years old."

Edition Description

Life wasn't easy for Celie. But she knew how to survive, needing little to get by.
Then her husband's lover, a flamboyant blues singer, barreled into her world and gave Celie the courage to ask for more - to laugh, to play, and finally - to love.
--back cover

Edition Notes

Copyright Date
1982

The Physical Object

Format
Mass Market Paperback
Pagination
295p.
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
OCLC/WorldCat
894799395
Amazon.com
0671617028
Library Thing
283
Goodreads
1100590

Lists containing this Book

History

Download catalog record: RDF / JSON / OPDS | Wikipedia citation
February 11, 2020 Edited by Lisa Edited without comment.
April 27, 2019 Edited by Lisa Added edition details from linked copy.
April 27, 2019 Edited by Lisa Added new cover
April 27, 2019 Edited by Lisa Added new cover
April 29, 2008 Created by an anonymous user Imported from amazon.com record.