The color purple

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New York : Penguin Books, 2019.


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xii, 286 pages ; 21 cm
0143135694, 9780143135692


Celie has grown up poor in rural Georgia, despised by the society around her and abused by her own family. She strives to protect her sister, Nettie, from a similar fate, and while Nettie escapes to a new life as a missionary in Africa, Celie is left behind without her best friend and confidante, married off to an older suitor, and sentenced to a life alone with a harsh and brutal husband. In an attempt to transcend a life that often seems too much to bear, Celie begins writing letters directly to God. The letters, spanning 20 years, record a journey of self-discovery and empowerment guided by the light of a few strong women. She meets Shug Avery, her husband's mistress and a jazz singer with a zest for life, and her stepson's wife, Sophia, who challenges her to fight for independence. And though the many letters from Celie's sister are hidden by her husband, Nettie's unwavering support will prove to be the most breathtaking of all -- from Amazon.
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Originally published:,1st edtion.,New York : Harcout Brace Jovanovich, 1982.
National Book Award for Fiction, 1983
Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, 1983

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Walker, A. (2019). The color purple . Penguin Books.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Walker, Alice, 1944-. 2019. The Color Purple. New York: Penguin Books.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Walker, Alice, 1944-. The Color Purple New York: Penguin Books, 2019.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Walker, Alice. The Color Purple Penguin Books, 2019.

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