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The Color Purple (Paperback)
  • The Color Purple (Paperback)

The Color Purple (Paperback)

Paperback Published: 05/08/2004
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'One of the most haunting books you could ever wish to read?it 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.

Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
ISBN: 9780753818923

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This book is amazing. Once I picked the book up, I struggled to put it down however in some parts I struggled to remained focused.
It is a very powerful novel and I have already recommended it to many people!

15th October 2011
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“A truly beautiful read...”

First I have to start this by saying just how wonderful 'The Color Purple' is. If your going to read one thing in this review, let that be it.
An inspiring story from a realistic and straighforward writer,... More

15th September 2011
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“Truly Brilliant”

I very reluctantly started to read this book...and fell in love with it straight away. It's so much more brilliant than I ever could have imagined. Celie is just the most wonderful character - brutally honest and... More

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