The Color Purple

The Color Purple

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'One of the most haunting books you could ever wish to read?it is stunning - moving, exciting, and wonderful' Lenny Henry Set in the deep American south between the wars, this is the classic tale of Celie, a young poor black girl. Raped repeatedly by her father, she loses two children and then is married off to a man who treats her no better than a slave. She is separated from her sister Nettie and dreams of becoming like the glamorous Shug Avery, a singer and rebellious black woman who has taken charge of her own destiny. Gradually Celie discovers the support of women that enables her to leave the past behind and begin a new life.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 272 pages
  • 129 x 197 x 20mm | 256g
  • Phoenix (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd )
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • New ed.
  • 0753818922
  • 9780753818923
  • 15,548

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Add this great book to your collection now. PRIDE MAGAZINE (1 September 2004)
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About 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.
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429,860 ratings
4.18 out of 5 stars
5 45% (192,677)
4 35% (150,226)
3 15% (65,391)
2 3% (15,039)
1 2% (6,527)
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