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8 edition of The Color Purple found in the catalog.

The Color Purple

A Memory Book

by Lise Funderburg

  • 145 Want to read
  • 20 Currently reading

Published by Carroll & Graf .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Musical theatre,
  • Plays & playwrights,
  • Theater - Broadway & Musical Revue,
  • Performing Arts,
  • Performing Arts/Dance,
  • Performing Arts / Broadway & Musical Revue,
  • Color purple,
  • Librettos,
  • Musicals,
  • Production and direction,
  • Russell, Brenda

  • Edition Notes

    ContributionsOprah Winfrey (Foreword)
    The Physical Object
    FormatHardcover
    Number of Pages176
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL8141679M
    ISBN 100786718447
    ISBN 109780786718443
    OCLC/WorldCa74835974


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Book Summary Alice Walker's The Color Purple weaves an intricate mosaic of women joined by their love for each other, the men who abuse them, and the children they care for. In the first few letters, Celie tells God that she has been raped by her father and that she is pregnant for the second time with his child.

The Color Purple is a powerful book with an amazing cast of strong female characters, but in my opinion, it was pages too short.

I can certainly see how this book made such an impact by its discussion of (painful) topics and its feminist messages, but it was mainly the second half that brought this book down to its 3 star-rating/5. Read pdf The Color Purple absolutely for free at They say and speak a lot about "The Colour Purple “.

The focus, however, more often become not literary merits of the novel, but a variety of proble /10(3). The novel, The Color Purple, is about the main character, Celie, and her sister Nettie.

Some other characters are Celie and Nettie’s stepfather, Celie’s husband, and Celie’s lover, Shug. It uses detailed imagery to paint a picture of all of the characters, their physical and emotional attributes/5. The Color Purple is the story of two sisters—one a missionary to Africa and the other a child wife living in the South—who remain loyal to one another across time, distance, and silence.

Beautifully imagined and deeply compassionate, this classic of American literature is rich with passion, pain, inspiration, and an indomitable love of life/5(K). full title The Color Purple. author Alice Walker.

type of novel Historical fiction. genre Epistolary novel, confessional novel. language written English. time and place writtenCalifornia. date of publication publisher Simon & Schuster Inc.

narrator Celie (and Nettie at times). point of view Celie speaks in the first person through a series of private. The Color Purple is truly an amazing book and one I wish I could give double the 5 stars to. Having first seen the film on a flight to Vancouver, I knew this would be a good story but I was unnerved by the epistolary approach, the dialect and the first person POV/5(K).

The Color Purple, novel by Alice Walker, published in It won a Pulitzer Prize in A feminist work about an abused and uneducated African American woman’s struggle for empowerment, The Color Purple was praised for the depth of its female characters Written: Alice Walker (b. ), one of the United States’ preeminent writers, is an award-winning author of novels, stories, essays, and poetry.

InWalker became the first African American woman to win a Pulitzer Prize for fiction with her novel The Color Purple, which also won the National Book other books include The Third Life of Grange Copeland, Meridian, The Temple of My /5(K).

The self-actualization Celie achieves transforms her into a happy, successful, independent woman. Celie takes the act of sewing, which is traditionally thought of as a mere chore for women who are confined to a domestic role, and turns it into an outlet for creative self-expression The Color Purple book a profitable business.

After being voiceless for so many. Parents need to know that The Color Purple is a moving, inspirational novel told in letters that includes an abundance of mature content -- explicit sex, rape, incest, sexism and violence toward women, and a lesbian book vividly portrays the harsh life of rural, poor African Americans -- especially women -- in the pre-civil rights South, and has been criticized for its 4/5.

The Color Purple The Color Purple book a novel by Alice Walker that was first published in Read a Plot Overview of the entire book or a chapter by chapter Summary and Analysis. See a complete list of the characters in The Color Purple and in-depth analyses of Celie, Shug Avery, Mr.

______, and Nettie. Here's where you'll find analysis about the book as a whole. A summary of Letters 11–21 in Alice Walker's The Color Purple. Learn exactly what happened in this chapter, scene, or section of The Color Purple and what it means.

Perfect for acing essays, tests, and quizzes, as well as for writing lesson plans. The novel, of course, is called The Color Purple, and though the color itself does not appear in many places throughout the text, it is clear that purple is associated with Celie, and with Celie's transformation from a young girl to a mature Alice Walker writes in a preface to the novel, purple "is always a surprise but is found everywhere in nature.".

The Color Purple –winner of both a National Book Award and Pulitzer Prize–remains a frequent target of censors still today, nearly thirty years after its publication.

The intimate location of the reader in the scenes of violence and sexuality have troubled many. Free download or read online The Color Purple pdf (ePUB) book.

The first edition of the novel was published inand was written by Alice Walker. The book was published in multiple languages including English, consists of pages and is available in Paperback format.

The main characters of this classics, fiction story are Nettie, Albert/5. Despite the numerous attempts to ban The Color Purple, it continues to find its way onto the shelves of interested readers. The Color Purple has been challenged multiple times since it published, including most recently in The book has been banned from school libraries in.

The Color Purple is the 1st book in the Color Purple Collection, which also includes The Temple of My Familiar and Possessing the Secret of Joy. BUY NOW FROM Amazon. The Color Purple, by Alice Walker, is a very intense book to read. By intense, it is a book touching very difficult and hard aspects of life of a poor, black oppressed woman in the early twentieth century.

Walker does social criticism in her novel, mostly criticizing the way black women were treated in the early twentieth century. Orinoco Womble (tidy bag and all) If you read the book, it's a reference to something Shug says to Celie. She says that she thinks God gets angry when you walk past the colour purple more If you read the book, it's a reference to something Shug says to Celie.

She says that she thinks God gets angry when you walk past the colour purple in a field and don't notice it.

Directed by Steven Spielberg. With Danny Glover, Whoopi Goldberg, Oprah Winfrey, Margaret Avery. A black Southern woman struggles to find her identity after suffering abuse from her father and others over four decades/10(K).

The Color Purple - flliee Walker r TL Pulitzer Prize Winner Ik F TL Authors: Alice Walker Formats: PDF Ids: Fantastic Fiction, Barnes & Noble, Goodteacls,Skoob,FictionDB, Google, Amazon. com, Douban Books, Tags: General Fiction Alice Walker's masterpiece, a powerful novel of courage in the face of oppression Celie has grown up in.

Albert is not easy to understand. His character is at once evil and weak. One usually thinks of an evil person as being a strong person, but in Albert's case, t.

Celie, a young girl who lives with her abusive father, her sick mother, and her younger sister Nettie, begins writing letters to God. In her first letters, she details how her father has been sexually abusing her.

Celie becomes pregnant twice, and each time her father gives away the children. A man. Book Vs Movie (Replay) “The Color Purple” The Alice Walker Pulitzer-Prize Winning Novel Vs the Steven Spielberg Multi-Academy Award Nominated Film. The Margos finally take on the Alice Walker classic The Color Purple which won both the Pulitzer Prize for fiction and the National Book Award in It went on to be adapted into a film by none of than Steven Spielberg who has appeared on.

When it was written, ‘The Color Purple’ stirred up a storm of controversies, and Walker was accused of representing the black society in a very harsh light and tarnishing the black-male image. Later on, it won the Pulitzer Prize and is now accepted as a modern Classic.

Writing Style: The Color Purple is written in first person in epistolary. Editions for The Color Purple: (Paperback published in ), (Paperback published in ), (Kindle Edition published in ), The Color Purple is a novel that should be read by adolescents and adults alike.

Despite the attempts to Despite the attempts to censor it, the novel has received more critical acclaim than any other novel in File Size: 30KB. The Color Purple is a book by Alice Walker. The Color Purple study guide contains a biography of Alice Walker, literature essays, quiz questions, major themes, characters, and a full summary and an.

The Color Purple can be a harsh read at times, but it's ultimately a book about the power of love—both romantic and familial.

Celie's first experience with love comes from her relationship with her little sister Nettie, whom she fiercely protects, even when it means sacrificing her own wellbeing. The Color Purple Awards and Nominations. Winner Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama.

"The Color Purple" is one of the strongest statements of how love transforms and cruelty disfigures the human spirit that this reviewer has ever read. Alice Walker gives us Celie, 14 years old when the book opens, who has been raped, abused, degraded and twice impregnated by her father/5(6).

The Color Purple is the story of two sisters–one a missionary to Africa and the other a child wife living in the South–who remain loyal to one another across time, distance, and fully imagined and deeply compassionate, this classic of American literature is rich with passion, pain, inspiration, and an indomitable love of life.

The Color Purple full - Google Docs Loading. To most, the color purple holds insignificant meaning. It is a simple intermediate color lying between red and blue, with very little significance other than to be someone’s favorite color.

In all reality, the color holds so much more meaning. In the novel, “The Color Purple,” the. Sofia is younger than Celie, which partially explains why she is unable to accept the confining role laid out by the system for the "meek" black maid and the "dutiful" black wife.

Sofia was meant to rule — not to take orders. She fights back when Harpo tries to rule her with an iron fist. She wants a partnership relationship in their marriage.

Alice Walker’s The Color Purple, published intells the story of Celie, a Black woman in the South. Celie writes letters to God in which she tells about her life–her roles as daughter. The novel The Color Purple is about an African American woman who overcomes the challenges in her life and finds happiness, as well as her own spiritual pathway.

It takes place in a rural Georgia town in the ’s, and the author uses the society at the time as the foundation for Celie’s story to unfold. Summary and Analysis Letters Unfortunately, Harpo thinks that he himself is a failure — simply because he can't beat Sofia, like Albert beats Celie.

Harpo doesn't realize that his role model is wrong — not Harpo himself — and as long as Harpo is married to. The Color Purple is not an easy book to read because it is not written in the style of most does not tell us everything about the characters and the setting and why the characters behave as they do.

This novel consists of a series of letters, none of which are dated, and in order to have a time frame for the novel, we will have to read through it carefully, watching for clues. "The Color Purple is an American novel of permanent importance."—Newsweek "Marvelous characters A story of revelation One of the great books of our time."--Essence* [banner] Winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award [bio] Bestselling novelist Alice Walker is also the author of three collections of shortFile Size: 2MB.“The Color Purple” won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction and the National Book Award.

Walker was the first African American female to win these prizes. This also shows that while many parents and school officials have dismissed this book as simply inappropriate, it’s both critically acclaimed and : Demi Marshall.