The color purple
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New York : Penguin Books, 2019.
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Central - Adult Fiction
F WALKE
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Book
Physical Desc
xii, 286 pages ; 21 cm
Language
English
ISBN
0143135694, 9780143135692

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Description
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.
Original Version
Originally published:,1st edtion.,New York : Harcout Brace Jovanovich, 1982.
Awards
National Book Award for Fiction, 1983
Awards
Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, 1983
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APA Citation (style guide)

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

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

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

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

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

MLA Citation (style guide)

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

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