--. We work hard to protect your security and privacy. Eventually, all things work out okay for Celie, Nettie and Celie’s children but not before they all learn some very important lessons about bigotry, discrimination, sexual and racial relations, their history and our relationship with God. 'One of the most haunting books you could ever wish to read. Novel by Alice Walker, published in 1982. Synopsis Based on Alice Walker s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, The Color Purple is a richly-textured, powerful film set in America s rural south. Orion; New Ed edition (December 29, 2011), Reviewed in the United States on February 9, 2016. You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition. Some other characters are Celie and Nettie’s stepfather, Celie’s husband, and Celie’s lover, Shug. To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number. Trigger warnings for graphic sexual content and situations of violence and abuse. Listen to your favorite songs from Original Broadway Cast Of The Color Purple. 4.0 out of 5 stars The Color Purple. I read about what was happening in the African village that nettie was in, but also got to see what was happening in Celie’s life. In order to navigate out of this carousel please use your heading shortcut key to navigate to the next or previous heading. Verified Purchase. You better not never tell nobody but God. It won a Pulitzer Prize in 1983. Please try again. One of the greatest books of all time' Benjamin Zephaniah 'A unique blend of serenity and immediacy that makes your senses ache' Helen Dunmore'A genuinely mind-expanding book' Patrick Ness'Indelibly affecting... Alice Walker is a lavishly gifted writer' New York Times'One of the great books of our time' Essence Magazine'A work to stand beside literature of any time and place' San Francisco Chronicle. Wow, we loved this book. The Color purple addresses a lot of sensitive topics that Walker definitely does not shy away from. She is separated from her sister, Nettie, who eventually goes to Africa as a help to a black missionary and his wife. Wow – what a great book, my second time of reading. For details, please see the Terms & Conditions associated with these promotions. Every single time I read this book, I walk away as a slightly better person than I was when I picked it up' Tayari Jones'I think that The Color Purple was the first book that made me think that I could try to be a writer - or that made me aware that a young black woman from the South could write about the South' Jesmyn Ward 'I got the book and read it, in one day, when it came out. You will learn this just from the first page. Not bad for a book that is just a series of letters. The main character, Celie, is abused by her stepfather, verbally and physically. Enlightening all the way through. Through the support of her lover, Shug, she gains self-confidence and realizes that she did not deserve the horrible treatment that she received throughout her entire life. This lady, Shug, is a strong character who encourages Celie (eventually) to take a stand and be her own person; to fight for what she has a right to – Freedom and equality within the marriage; the right to say ‘No’ and the right to have the letters her sister has been writing to her for years but she has never received. I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings: The international Classic and Sunday Times Top Ten Bestseller (Virago Modern Classics), Little Fires Everywhere: The New York Times Top Ten Bestseller. To calculate the overall star rating and percentage breakdown by star, we don’t use a simple average. Although I am happy I did, because past that, the book was amazing! It shows her struggle from being stuck in his clutches, to becoming her own person, and earning her independence. She constantly had to go through only being thought of as a piece of meat, and property, almost the maid of every house she walked into. Wow - This is epic, biblical, powerful, and finally beautiful with strong characters who realistically transform, Reviewed in the United States on March 12, 2017. I read about what was happening in the African village that nettie was in, but also got to see what was happening in Celie’s life. The only thing I would change about this book would be the beginning of the exchange of letters between Nettie and Celie, the first section where it is just about 20 pages of Nettie’s letters to Celie are a bit hard to grasp and get interested in enough to get through that section. A feminist novel about an abused and uneducated black woman's struggle for empowerment, the novel was praised for the depth of its female characters and for its eloquent use of black English vernacular. Please try again later. There was a problem loading your book clubs. Unable to add item to List. 4.0 out of 5 stars The Color Purple. Wow - This is epic, biblical, powerful, and finally beautiful with strong characters who realistically transform, Reviewed in the United States on March 12, 2017. Funny at times. This book covers many themes, racism, sexism, some parentilism and oppression. Bring your club to Amazon Book Clubs, start a new book club and invite your friends to join, or find a club that’s right for you for free. Instead, our system considers things like how recent a review is and if the reviewer bought the item on Amazon. This novel describes an amazing journey of self discovery, self acceptance and of finding one's place in the world. Amazon.com: The Color Purple: Danny Glover, Whoopi Goldberg, Oprah Winfrey, Margaret Avery, Willard E. Pugh, Akosua Busia, Desreta Jackson, Adolph Caesar, Rae Dawn Chong, Dana Ivey, Leonard Jackson, Bennet Guillory, Steven Spielberg, Carole Isenberg, Frank Marshall, Jon Peters, Kathleen Kennedy, Peter Guber, Alice Walker, Menno Meyjes: Movies & TV. The Color Purple is a lush celebration of all that it means to be female, to be a black female and like the best of celebrations, it is an honest one. Alice Walker won the Pulitzer Prize and the American Book Award for her novel The Color Purple, which was preceded by The Third Life of Grange Copeland and Meridian. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on September 9, 2018. Reviewed in the United States on February 9, 2016. Please try your request again later. 4.0 out of 5 stars The Color Purple. Wow – what a great book, my second time of reading. The book discussion group met in March 2017 to enthusiastically discuss this. Do you believe that this item violates a copyright? Reviewed in the United Kingdom on July 1, 2020. She is separated from her sister, Nettie, who eventually goes to Africa as a help to a black missionary and his wife. Although I am happy I did, because past that, the book was amazing! There was a problem loading your book clubs. Reviewed in the United States on June 18, 2018. It highlights the terrible prejudice toward Celie by her own kind. The main theme throughout the novel is how people of certain races and genders are mistreated throughout the era of the 1940s. This intimacy is spoken of with sincerity and compassion in the book. I loved the book, I loved the type of insight it gave into an aspect of life that no other author really covers. Find all the books, read about the author, and more. The novel, The Color Purple, is about the main character, Celie, and her sister Nettie. This shopping feature will continue to load items when the Enter key is pressed. Alice Walker’s epistolary novel first published in 1982 went on to win the National Book Award and a Pulitzer Prize. It is stunning - moving, exciting and wonderful' Lenny Henry'The Color Purple needs no category other than the fact that it is superb' Rita Mae Brown'The great irony about The Color Purple is that it transcends colour. Everyday low prices on a huge range of new releases and classic fiction. Verified Purchase. Reviewed in the United States on February 9, 2016.