The Color Purple by Alice Walker

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Read The Color Purple Online Free - The Color Purple is a 1982 epistolary novel by American author Alice Walker which won the 1983 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction and the National Book Award for Fiction. It was later adapted into a film and musical of the same name.

Taking place mostly in rural Georgia, the story focuses on the life of women of color in the southern United States in the 1930s, addressing numerous issues including their exceedingly low position in American social culture. The novel has been the frequent target of censors and appears on the American Library Association list of the 100 Most Frequently Challenged Books of 2000-2009 at number seventeen because of the sometimes explicit content, particularly in terms of violence.

Title : The Color Purple
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ISBN : 0671727796
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 295 pages


Samadrita rated it ★★★★★

October 05, 2015

I give this book 5 stars to spite the myopic David Gilmours and the V.S. Naipauls of the world who think books written by women are irrelevant. I give this 5 stars to make up for the many 1/2/3 star ratings it may receive simply because of Alice Walker's forthright, honest portrayal of unpleasant...

Rowena rated it ★★★★★

December 04, 2013

I read The Colour Purple in my early teens, was traumatized by the graphic abuse portrayed, and vowed to never read it again. I was curious about why so many of my GR friends rated it so highly and was eventually convinced to give it another go. Years after my first read, I still (of course) have...

Raeleen rated it ★★★☆☆

June 23, 2017

Done my second book for #booktubeathon!

Educating Drew rated it ★★★★★

December 27, 2011

Wow. I mean. Really. Wow. You know how there are some books and their words wrap around you like a comforting blanket? Well... This. Is. Not. One. The Color Purple rips the clothes right off of your skin, leaving you bare and vulnerable. From the first freakin' moment opening the page. You are just...

Kai rated it ★★★★★

February 10, 2017

“I think it pisses God off if you walk by the color purple in a field somewhere and don't notice it.” 4.5/5 stars The colour purple was devastating from page one. I started reading this without knowing much about it. I knew it had a POC main character, heard that it was about women's rights and abo...

Fabian rated it ★★★★★

December 04, 2017

In awe of the magnificent depths within "The Color Purple." Would rather debunk Great American Novel contenders such as Great Gatsby, On the Road, or Huckleberry Finn with this Definitive American classic novel. The steel-strong bonds of family, the global importance of friendship, and the ever-m...

Aubrey rated it ★★★★★

April 26, 2016

I'm glad I got to this before my school curriculum did, cause all I would've had instead of Celie and Shug and Nettie was Miss Eleanor Jane prancing in front of the classroom at 70 to 80 years old, full of pity and the hell of good intentions that hasn't rendered the speaking of the N word despic...

Dannii rated it ★★★★★

October 03, 2016

Despite finishing this over a week ago, I have staved off from writing a review as I feel anything I could write would not do the sublime elegance and exquisiteness of this book justice. The characters and their emotions are displayed in a raw and unapologetic way, their stories are dynamic and c...

Flor rated it ★★★★★

November 04, 2017

“El color púrpura” es un novela epistolar, que trata sobre la dura vida de Celie, una mujer norteamericana de raza negra, que vive en el sur de Estados Unidos a principios del siglo XX. No voy a escribir sobre la trama en sí porque terminaría haciendo spoilers. Lo que sí quiero destacar, es la ev...

Jonathan rated it ★★★★☆

January 05, 2016

The language was harsh at first but once the flow arrived it was swift. Hardships were told in stride and empathy makes the reader want good things to happen to a few of the characters. And then, good things happen to them but they still aren't happy but they now seem content. This book was fun t...

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