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The Color Purple - Special Limited Edition

by Alice Walker

Modern and Classic Literary Fiction

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A book about friendship and sisterhood. Celie has suffered terrible abuse at the hands of her father, and then husband, but slowly she finds a way to escape the cycle that has been her life. Perfect reading for a book group with so many themes to discuss.

The Color Purple - Special Limited Edition Synopsis

A special limited edition of nine classic novels produced to coincide with Weidenfeld & Nicolson's 60th anniversary. Designed by the award-winning advertising agency Fallon with special endpapers commissioned from ground-breaking artists. The endpapers for this title have been designed by Carl Kleiner.

 

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. 'One of the most haunting books you could ever wish to read...it is stunning - moving, exciting, and wonderful' Lenny Henry

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ISBN: 9780297858867
Publication date: 02/07/2009
Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson an imprint of Orion Publishing Co
Format: Hardback

Book Information

ISBN: 9780297858867
Publication date: 2nd July 2009
Author: Alice Walker
Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson an imprint of Orion Publishing Co
Format: Hardback
Genres: Literary Fiction,
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About Alice Walker

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.

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