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The Color Purple
Alice Walker

Classification : General & Literary Fiction
Pub Date : Jan 01, 2007
Imprint : Phoenix Paperbacks
Page Extent : 288
Binding : PB
ISBN : 9781780228716
Price : 399

About the book

The classic, PULITZER PRIZE-winning novel that made Alice Walker a household name.

Set in the deep American South between the wars, THE COLOR PURPLE is the classic tale of Celie, a young black girl born into poverty and segregation. Raped repeatedly by the man she calls 'father', she has two children taken away from her, is separated from her beloved sister Nettie and is trapped into an ugly marriage. But then she meets the glamorous Shug Avery, singer and magic-maker - a woman who has taken charge of her own destiny. Gradually Celie discovers the power and joy of her own spirit, freeing her from her past and reuniting her with those she loves.

'One of the most haunting books you could ever wish to read ... it is stunning - moving, exciting, and wonderful' Lenny Henry


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A stunning, brilliantly conceived book . . . a saga filled with joy and pain, humor and bitterness, and an array of characters who live, breathe and illuminate the world of black women
A fable for the modern world
Alice Walker is a lavishly gifted writer
A unique blend of serenity and immediacy that makes your senses ache
The great irony about The Color Purple is that it transcends colour. To do that you have to be a magician or a genius. This book works on all levels, the political, the historical, the personal, the emotional, the spiritual . . . Not a word is wasted, every breath accounted for. We all know that this is one of the greatest books of all time.
The Color Purple is a lush celebration of all that it means to be female, to be a black female and like the best of celebrations, it is an honest one. Alice Walker's honesty in this book is combative, relentless and redemptive. It is from this honesty that bitterness emerges, and yet the bitterness never blights the encompassing humanity of Walker's vision.I love that The Color Purple doesn't try to soften its blows but is also courageous enough to hold on to a wonderfully affirming faith in possibility, in forgiveness and kindness and hope.
The Color Purple is a work to stand beside literature for any time and any place. It needs no category other than the fact that it is superb
She is one of the most gifted writers in her country
A genuinely mind-expanding book.
     
Alice Walker
Alice Walker won the Pulitzer prize and the American Book Award for The Color Purple. She is the author of many bestselling novels, essays and collections of poetry including Meridian, By the Light of...(+)
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Meridian (PB)
Now is the Time to Open Your Heart (PB)
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The Color Purple (HB)
The Color Purple (HB)
The Complete Stories (PB)
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The Temple of My Familiar (PB)
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