The Color Purple

Author(s): Alice Walker


'One of the most haunting books you could ever wish to 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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To include a new Foreword by Alice Walker, new cover, purple ribbon, head and tail bands, purple boards - a beautiful edition for anyone who loves the book and a great present for anyone who is yet to read this classic The Color Purple has sold over 1 million copies in Britain alone and continues to sell around 40,000 every year - 25 years after first publication! The Color Purple was made into an award-winning film by Steven Spielberg starring Whoopie Goldberg and Oprah Winfrey It won a Pulitzer Prize and a National Book Award 'The Color Purple is a story that stays with you forever. It's there morning, noon and night and right beside you every time you try and lose yourself in another tale. It's been with me for twenty years now and refuses to gather dust on the bookshelf of my life' Dotun Adebayo

"The Color Purple has been read and reread by millions. Forget lilac, mauve and lavendar: this is the royal purple." The Times

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.

General Fields

  • : 9780297853350
  • : Orion Publishing Co
  • : Weidenfeld & Nicolson
  • : June 2007
  • : 198mm X 129mm X 20mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Alice Walker
  • : Hardback
  • : 25th Anniversary ed
  • : 813.54
  • : 288
  • : Modern fiction