The Color Purple (Paperback)

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A moving novel that tells the divergent stories of two sisters painfully separated by a man who tries to control their destinies. Despite Mister's machinations, Celie (the sister he married) manages to grow, through friendship and love, into a woman who takes her life into her own hands. Beautiful, touching, and inspiring!

— Lisa

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A PBS Great American Read Top 100 Pick

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize * Winner of the National Book Award
 
Published to unprecedented acclaim, The Color Purple established Alice Walker as a major voice in modern fiction. This is the story of two sisters—one a missionary in Africa and the other a child wife living in the South—who sustain their loyalty to and trust in each other across time, distance, and silence. Beautifully imagined and deeply compassionate, this classic novel of American literature is rich with passion, pain, inspiration, and an indomitable love of life.

“Intense emotional impact . . . Indelibly affecting . . . Alice Walker is a lavishly gifted writer.” — New York Times Book Review

“Places Walker in the company of Faulkner.” — The Nation

“Superb . . . A work to stand beside literature of any time and place.” — San Francisco Chronicle

“A novel of permanent importance.” — Peter S. Prescott, Newsweek

About the Author


ALICE WALKER is an internationally celebrated writer, poet, and activist whose books include seven novels, four collections of short stories, four children’s books, and volumes of essays and poetry. She won the Pulitzer Prize in Fiction in 1983 and the National Book Award.



Product Details
ISBN: 9780156028356
ISBN-10: 0156028352
Publisher: Mariner Books
Publication Date: May 28th, 2003
Pages: 304
Language: English