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The Color Purple (English, Paperback, Walker Alice)

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The Color Purple  (English, Paperback, Walker Alice)

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  • Language: English
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
  • Genre: Fiction
  • ISBN: 9780753818923, 9780753818923
  • Edition: 2004
  • Pages: 272
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    The Color Purple is an epistolary novel that throws light on the lives of black women during the 1930s in the southern part of the U.S.

    Summary Of The Book

    The Color Purple revolves around the life of the lead character, Celie. She is a poor and illiterate young girl, who is ill-treated by her father. Her father rapes her and intends to do the same to Celie’s sister as well. Celie endures this horrendous torture, while trying to safeguard her sister from it as well. After her mother’s death, Celie’s father marries again and brings his new wife home. Even after getting married, Celie’s father continues to abuse her.

    Nettie, who is Celie’s younger sister, is beautiful, and receives a marriage proposal from a man named Mr. Johnson. Celie’s father refuses to get Nettie married, instead offers Mr. Johnson that he could marry Celie. Mr. Johnson already had a mistress, whose name was Shug Avery. Even though he does not seem very keen on marrying Celie, he eventually accepts the offer and marries her.

    Celie is then subjected to a very unhappy marriage that is devoid of any joy, whatsoever. Mr. Johnson still tries to make advances on Nettie and this causes her to flee for good. Celie then assumes that her sister is dead. However, later on in the story, she comes to know that Mr. Johnson had been preventing her from gaining access to the letters that Nettie had been sending her. This leaves her infuriated. However, with the help of her newfound best friend, Shug, she is able to realize her true potential as a person and is able to bring out the best in herself.

    In the year 1985, a film adaptation of this novel was released, being directed by Steven Spielberg. BBC Radio 4 broadcast a radio adaptation of The Color Purple, which was broken up into 10 parts, each being 15 minutes long. This radio broadcast was aired in the year 2008.

    About Alice Walker

    Born on the 9th of February 1944, the author of this book, Alice Walker, is also a well-known poet, and activist.

    The author has published several books as well as short essays. Some of the books written by Walker include Now Is The Time To Open Your Heart, In Love And Trouble: Stories Of Black Women, and We Are The Ones We Have Been Waiting For.

    Walker hails from Putnam County, Georgia, United States. She studied at Spelman College, Atlanta, and completed her degree from Sarah Lawrence College, after being transferred. During her career as a writer, Walker won a number of awards for her literary works. Some of the awards given to the author include The Lillian Smith Award, Humanist of the Year (1997) by the American Humanist Association, and Pulitzer Prize for Fiction (1983).

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    Book Details
    Imprint
    • Phoenix (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd )
    Publication Year
    • 2004
    Dimensions
    Width
    • 20 mm
    Height
    • 197 mm
    Length
    • 129 mm
    Weight
    • 256 gr
    Ratings & Reviews
    4.5
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    162 Reviews
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    Pretty good

    One of the greatest novels ever written...you need to read this book once in your lifetime atleast and marvel at the sheer genius of Alice Walker..the epistolary form of the book adds life to it..Cecile,Shug,Nettie all remain alive in the readers mind long after you close the last page...the book is realistic to the core and depicts the lives of those oppressed in a very subtle manner...
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    Kaushiky Hazra

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    5

    One of the best i have ever read

    Once you start reading you will totally slip into the character and you could actually feel everything the protagonist feels. Dosent matter what i comment The Pulitzer prize whch the author won for the book kind of gives an important reason to read it.
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    Lalit Krishna

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    Worth every penny

    I've heard a lot about this novel and couldn't wait to embark upon my journey into it. The book was finely packed, in a good condition without any folds or wrinkles. The cover is simply gorgeous, with a matte finish. The page quality is fine as well. As I've not yet finished reading it, I can not comment upon the content. But I'm sure I won't be disappointed, nor any of you.
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    Aftara Sultana

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    Jun, 2021

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    Good quality product

    its good to read. story is good. first page make u disgusted at the same make u feel the condition of womn in early century.it broke my heart whn i first read it nd further more its just interesting nd seems like a simple but a story illustrated with innocene.if tht makes sense .....lang. is easy but need a lil focus if u r indian (particularly bcz imma indian2)its like broken english or u will have assumption tht author dont know english properly but may b its to give the real feel of narr...
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    Chelcy Singh

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    Worth the money

    Happy with Flipkart's service once again! I received the book before expected time. Book was in good condition 👍 and looks exactly like the cover on the website! Packaging could've been a little better.
    The Color Purple is an award winning book by Alice Walker. It's an incredible story of a young black girl and her journey through her suffering.
    Can't wait to read it!
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    Manvie

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    Fair

    The book is amazing . Condition was okay.
    The only problem was that I got a pirated book. The delivery was before time and deserves a good review for the delivery. The packaging was nice and no outward scratches ot tear. Only one page was a little torn but all in all the printing was nice and a little smudged.
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    5

    Awesome

    Nothing can describe this book, its amazing , its beautiful , it has real feeling.I am so happy that I read this master piece. Donot hesitate to buy.
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    Mind-blowing purchase

    The Color Purple is a beautifully written book, which touches your heart.A must read. This edition is excellent with proper print, font size and good page quality. Service by flipkart was great with good packaging, prompt delivery and affordable prices.
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    Wonderful

    I happy to read this book
    And the packaging is very nice
    Thank you Flipkart for the best service
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    Pratik Behera

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    Emotionally Aesthetic

    This outstanding novel is written in a series of letters i.e. its an epistolary novel. Walker highlights the unbreakable bond between two sisters of African-american descent set in the 1960s.
    The novel exhibits pure and discrete emotions of Celie who is connected by heart with her sister Nettie. The story surrounds many characters related to Celie and it mainly describes how she lives with them and understands them. Readers will find themselves very attached to her and her sister and will fin...
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    Q:Will i be getting a bookmark??? Bcz a book without a book marks feels like incomplete.
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    Q:is this a classic novel
    A:No. It is a Pulitzer Prize Winning contemporary fiction published first in 1983 and later author added introduction in 2007.
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    Q:is it suitable for 15 years old?
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    Q:how many pages in the book?
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