The Color Purple Book
Score: 4.5
From 24 Ratings

The Color Purple


  • Author : Alice Walker
  • Publisher : Open Road Media
  • Release Date : 2011-09-20
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN 10 : 9781453223970
  • Total Read : 61
  • File Size : 14,9 Mb

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The Color Purple Summary:

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award, this novel about a resilient and courageous woman has become a Broadway show and a cultural phenomenon. A PBS Great American Read Top 100 Pick Celie has grown up poor in rural Georgia, despised by the society around her and abused by her own family. She strives to protect her sister, Nettie, from a similar fate, and while Nettie escapes to a new life as a missionary in Africa, Celie is left behind without her best friend and confidante, married off to an older suitor, and sentenced to a life alone with a harsh and brutal husband. In an attempt to transcend a life that often seems too much to bear, Celie begins writing letters directly to God. The letters, spanning twenty years, record a journey of self-discovery and empowerment guided by the light of a few strong women. She meets Shug Avery, her husband’s mistress and a jazz singer with a zest for life, and her stepson’s wife, Sophia, who challenges her to fight for independence. And though the many letters from Celie’s sister are hidden by her husband, Nettie’s unwavering support will prove to be the most breathtaking of all. The Color Purple has sold more than five million copies, inspired an Academy Award–nominated film starring Oprah Winfrey and directed by Steven Spielberg, and been adapted into a Tony-nominated Broadway musical. Lauded as a literary masterpiece, this is the groundbreaking novel that placed Walker “in the company of Faulkner” (The Nation), and remains a wrenching—yet intensely uplifting—experience for new generations of readers. This ebook features a new introduction written by the author on the twenty-fifth anniversary of publication, and an illustrated biography of Alice Walker including rare photos from the author’s personal collection. 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.

The Color Purple Book
Score: 4
From 42 Ratings

The Color Purple


  • Author : Alice Walker
  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Release Date : 1992
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 290
  • ISBN 10 : 0151191549
  • Total Read : 96
  • File Size : 5,8 Mb

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The Color Purple Summary:

The lives of two sisters--Nettie, a missionary in Africa, and Celie, a southern woman married to a man she hates--are revealed in a series of letters exchanged over thirty years

In Search of The Color Purple Book

In Search of The Color Purple


  • Author : Salamishah Tillet
  • Publisher : Abrams
  • Release Date : 2021-01-12
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN 10 : 9781683356851
  • Total Read : 90
  • File Size : 18,7 Mb

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In Search of The Color Purple Summary:

Mixing cultural criticism, literary history, biography, and memoir, an exploration of Alice Walker’s critically acclaimed and controversial novel, The Color Purple Alice Walker made history in 1983 when she became the ï¬?rst black woman to win the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award for The Color Purple. Published in the Reagan era amid a severe backlash to civil rights, the Jazz Age novel tells the story of racial and gender inequality through the life of a 14-year-old girl from Georgia who is haunted by domestic and sexual violence. Prominent academic and activist Salamishah Tillet combines cultural criticism, history, and memoir to explore Walker’s epistolary novel and shows how it has influenced and been informed by the zeitgeist. The Color Purple received both praise and criticism upon publication, and the conversation it sparked around race and gender still continues today. It has been adapted for an Oscar-nominated ï¬?lm and a hit Broadway musical. Through archival research and interviews with Walker, Oprah Winfrey, and Quincy Jones (among others), Tillet studies Walker’s life and how themes of violence emerged in her earlier work. Reading The Color Purple at age 15 was a groundbreaking experience for Tillet. It continues to resonate with her—as a sexual violence survivor, as a teacher of the novel, and as an accomplished academic. Provocative and personal, In Search of The Color Purple is a bold work from an important public intellectual, and captures Alice Walker’s seminal role in rethinking sexuality, intersectional feminism, and racial and gender politics.

The Color Purple Book

The Color Purple


  • Author : Allee Willis
  • Publisher : Hal Leonard Publishing Corporation
  • Release Date : 2010-12-01
  • Genre: Music
  • Pages : 72
  • ISBN 10 : 1423493877
  • Total Read : 99
  • File Size : 6,6 Mb

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The Color Purple Summary:

Musicals/Movies/Kids Piano Solos

The Same River Twice Book
Score: 3.5
From 2 Ratings

The Same River Twice


  • Author : Alice Walker
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 1997-01
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN 10 : 9780671003777
  • Total Read : 61
  • File Size : 10,5 Mb

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The Same River Twice Summary:

Chronicles the experiences of Alice Walker in the aftermath of the publication of The Color Purple and its winning of the Pulitzer Prize, as illustrated by essays, journal entries, and the author's never-used screenplay. Reprint.

A Song Below Water Book
Score: 4
From 6 Ratings

A Song Below Water


  • Author : Bethany C. Morrow
  • Publisher : Tor Teen
  • Release Date : 2020-06-02
  • Genre: Young Adult Fiction
  • Pages : 229
  • ISBN 10 : 9781250315311
  • Total Read : 87
  • File Size : 15,7 Mb

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A Song Below Water Summary:

Bethany C. Morrow's A Song Below Water is the story for today’s readers — a captivating modern fantasy about Black sirens, friendship, and self-discovery set against the challenges of today's racism and sexism. In a society determined to keep her under lock and key, Tavia must hide her siren powers. Meanwhile, Effie is fighting her own family struggles, pitted against literal demons from her past. Together, these best friends must navigate through the perils of high school’s junior year. But everything changes in the aftermath of a siren murder trial that rocks the nation, and Tavia accidentally lets out her magical voice at the worst possible moment. Soon, nothing in Portland, Oregon, seems safe. To save themselves from drowning, it’s only Tavia and Effie’s unbreakable sisterhood that proves to be the strongest magic of all. "It's beautiful and it's brilliant.”--Jason Reynolds, #1 New York Times bestselling author and National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature “An enthralling tale of Black girl magic and searing social commentary ready to rattle the bones.” — Dhonielle Clayton, New York Times bestselling author of The Belles At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Color Purple  the  MAXNotes Literature Guides  Book

Color Purple the MAXNotes Literature Guides


  • Author : Christopher Hubert
  • Publisher : Research & Education Assoc.
  • Release Date : 2015-04-24
  • Genre: Study Aids
  • Pages : 163
  • ISBN 10 : 9780738673561
  • Total Read : 69
  • File Size : 18,9 Mb

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Color Purple the MAXNotes Literature Guides Summary:

REA's MAXnotes for Alice Walker's The Color Purple MAXnotes offer a fresh look at masterpieces of literature, presented in a lively and interesting fashion. Written by literary experts who currently teach the subject, MAXnotes will enhance your understanding and enjoyment of the work. MAXnotes are designed to stimulate independent thought about the literary work by raising various issues and thought-provoking ideas and questions. MAXnotes cover the essentials of what one should know about each work, including an overall summary, character lists, an explanation and discussion of the plot, the work's historical context, illustrations to convey the mood of the work, and a biography of the author. Each chapter is individually summarized and analyzed, and has study questions and answers.

Alice Walker Banned Book

Alice Walker Banned


  • Author : Alice Walker
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1996
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 120
  • ISBN 10 : STANFORD:36105020713082
  • Total Read : 89
  • File Size : 17,5 Mb

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Alice Walker Banned Summary:

Featuring a reprint of Alice Walker's short stories "Roselily" and "Am I Blue?", this little gift book carries a serious message about censorship. Holt's Introduction decribes past forms of literary censorship in the United States and places the contemporary banning of books within that history.