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
About the Author
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 My Father's Smile and The Third Life of Grange Copeland.
She is one of the most gifted writers in her countryTHE 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
Number Of Pages: 272
Published: 9th June 2015
Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.7 x 13.1 x 2.2
Weight (kg): 0.27
Edition Number: 1