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The Color Purple

(1982)
(A book in the Color Purple series)
A novel by

 
 
Awards
National Book Award for Fiction Best Book
Pulitzer Prize for Fiction Best Book
Alice Walker's masterpiece, a powerful novel of courage in the face of oppression
 
Celie has grown up in rural Georgia, navigating a childhood of ceaseless abuse. Not only is she poor and despised by the society around her, she's badly treated by her family. As a teenager she begins writing letters directly to God in an attempt to transcend a life that often seems too much to bear. Her letters span twenty years and record a journey of self-discovery and empowerment through the guiding light of a few strong women and her own implacable will to find harmony with herself and her home.

The Color Purple's deeply inspirational narrative, coupled with Walker's prodigious talent as a stylist and storyteller, have made the novel a contemporary classic of American letters.

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Used availability for Alice Walker's The Color Purple

Hardback Editions

July 2009 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Color Purple
Author(s): Alice Walker
ISBN: 0-297-85886-6 / 978-0-297-85886-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: W&N
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June 2007 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Color Purple
Author(s): Alice Walker
ISBN: 0-297-85335-X / 978-0-297-85335-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: W&N
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November 2006 : USA Library Binding

Title: The Color Purple
Author(s): Alice Walker
ISBN: 1-68065-196-X / 978-1-68065-196-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Perfection Learning
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January 2004 : Hardback

Title: The Colour Purple
Author(s): Alice Walker
ISBN: 2874270814 / 978-2874270819
Publisher: Phoenix
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   


May 2002 : USA Library Binding
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Title: The Color Purple (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition)
Author(s): Alice Walker
ISBN: 1-4176-3281-X / 978-1-4176-3281-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Turtleback Books
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January 1983 : USA Library Binding
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Title: The Color Purple (Harvest Book)
Author(s): Alice Walker
ISBN: 0-7569-2973-3 / 978-0-7569-2973-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Perfection Learning
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May 1992 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Color Purple: Tenth Anniversary Editon
Author(s): Alice Walker
ISBN: 0-15-119154-9 / 978-0-15-119154-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


April 1990 : USA Library Binding
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Title: The Color Purple
Author(s): Alice Walker
ISBN: 0-8085-1847-X / 978-0-8085-1847-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Sagebrush Education Resources
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


January 1996 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Color Purple
Author(s): Alice Walker
ISBN: 1-56849-628-1 / 978-1-56849-628-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Buccaneer Books
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1992 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Color Purple
Author(s): Alice Walker
ISBN: 1-56865-350-6 / 978-1-56865-350-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich
Availability: Amazon   


May 1990 : USA Library Binding

Title: Color Purple
Author(s): Alice Walker
ISBN: 0-606-00587-0 / 978-0-606-00587-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Demco Media
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January 1990 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Color Purple (Wildfire Books)
Author(s): Alice Walker
ISBN: 0-521-40397-9 / 978-0-521-40397-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
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March 1986 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Color Purple: A Novel (G K Hall Large Print Book Series)
Author(s): Alice Walker
ISBN: 0-8161-4141-X / 978-0-8161-4141-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: G K Hall & Co
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June 1986 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Color Purple (Women's Press Classics)
Author(s): Alice Walker
ISBN: 0-7043-5016-5 / 978-0-7043-5016-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: The Women's Press Ltd
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1986 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Color Purple
Author(s): Alice Walker
ISBN: 0-8124-4670-4 / 978-0-8124-4670-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: The Women's Press
Availability: Amazon UK   


June 1982 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Color Purple
Author(s): Alice Walker
ISBN: 0-15-119153-0 / 978-0-15-119153-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Paperback Editions

August 2017 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Color Purple
Author(s): Alice Walker
ISBN: 1-4746-0725-X / 978-1-4746-0725-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: W&N
Availability: Amazon UK   


November 2015 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Color Purple (Musical Tie-In)
Author(s): Alice Walker
ISBN: 0-544-80502-X / 978-0-544-80502-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Mariner Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


June 2014 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Color Purple
Author(s): Alice Walker
ISBN: 1-78022-871-6 / 978-1-78022-871-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: W&N
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June 2012 : USA Paperback
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Title: Color Purple - Student Packet by Novel Units, Inc.
Author(s): Novel Units, Inc
ISBN: 1-58130-508-7 / 978-1-58130-508-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Novel Units, Inc.
Availability: Amazon   


May 2004 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Color Purple
Author(s): Alice Walker
ISBN: 1-4072-3092-1 / 978-1-4072-3092-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Phoenix. 1 Paperback(s)
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


March 2010 : USA Paperback
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Title: Color Purple
Author(s): Walker Alice
ISBN: 0-15-603594-4 / 978-0-15-603594-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Melia Publishing Services Ltd
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August 2004 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Color Purple
Author(s): Alice Walker
ISBN: 0-7538-1892-2 / 978-0-7538-1892-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Phoenix
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November 2006 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: The Color Purple
Author(s): Alice Walker
ISBN: 0-15-603182-5 / 978-0-15-603182-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Mariner Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


November 2005 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Color Purple
Author(s): Alice Walker, Wendy Weil
ISBN: 0-15-603038-1 / 978-0-15-603038-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Harvest Books
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March 2005 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Color Purple (Read a Great Movie)
Author(s): Alice Walker
ISBN: 0-7528-6434-3 / 978-0-7528-6434-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Orion
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   


August 2004 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Color Purple
Author(s): Alice Walker
ISBN: 0-606-30888-1 / 978-0-606-30888-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Demco Media
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


May 2003 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Color Purple
Author(s): Alice Walker
ISBN: 0-15-602835-2 / 978-0-15-602835-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Mariner Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


June 2000 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Color Purple
Author(s): Alice Walker
ISBN: 0-7043-4666-4 / 978-0-7043-4666-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: The Women's Press Ltd
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


June 1900 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Color Purple
Author(s): Walker Alice
ISBN: 0-205-15047-0 / 978-0-205-15047-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Prentice Hall
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January 1998 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Color Purple
Author(s): Alice Walker
ISBN: 0-671-01907-4 / 978-0-671-01907-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Washington Square Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


March 1988 : USA Paperback
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Title: Color Purple
Author(s): Alice Walker
ISBN: 0-671-66878-1 / 978-0-671-66878-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Pocket Books
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June 1983 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Color Purple
Author(s): Alice Walker
ISBN: 0-671-52602-2 / 978-0-671-52602-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Washington Square/Pocket Bks
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


October 1992 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Color Purple
Author(s): Alice Walker
ISBN: 0-7043-4330-4 / 978-0-7043-4330-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: The Women's Press Ltd
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


May 1992 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Color Purple
Author(s): Alice Walker
ISBN: 0-685-57146-7 / 978-0-685-57146-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Harcourt
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


August 1983 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Color Purple
Author(s): Alice Walker
ISBN: 0-8124-0652-4 / 978-0-8124-0652-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Perfection Learning Prebound
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   


April 1990 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: The Color Purple
Author(s): Alice Walker
ISBN: 0-671-72779-6 / 978-0-671-72779-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Pocket
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


September 1989 : UK Paperback

Title: The Color Purple
Author(s): Alice Walker
ISBN: 0-7043-0000-1 / 978-0-7043-0000-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: The Women's Press Ltd
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March 1987 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: Color Purple
Author(s): Alice Walker
ISBN: 0-671-64745-8 / 978-0-671-64745-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Pocket
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


1986 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Color Purple (Random House Key Notes)
Author(s): Alice Walker
ISBN: 0-394-74733-X / 978-0-394-74733-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Random House Inc
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


December 1986 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Color Purple: A Novel (G.K. Hall Large Print Book Series)
Author(s): Alice Walker
ISBN: 0-8161-4142-8 / 978-0-8161-4142-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: G K Hall & Co
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


June 1985 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: The Color Purple
Author(s): Alice Walker
ISBN: 0-671-61702-8 / 978-0-671-61702-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Pocket Books (Mm)
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


March 1983 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Color Purple
Author(s): Alice Walker
ISBN: 0-7043-3905-6 / 978-0-7043-3905-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: The Women's Press Ltd
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


1982 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Color Purple
Author(s): Alice Walker
ISBN: 0-671-45853-1 / 978-0-671-45853-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Washington Square Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


1982 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Color Purple Edition: first
Author(s): Alice Walker
ISBN: 0-7436-1702-9 / 978-0-7436-1702-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Pocket
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Audio Editions

June 2015 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: The Color Purple
Author(s): Alice Walker
ISBN: 1-5012-5905-9 / 978-1-5012-5905-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Recorded Books on Brilliance Audio
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


January 2011 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Color Purple
Author(s): Alice Walker
Publisher: Whole Story Audiobooks
Availability: Amazon   


January 2011 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Color Purple
Author(s): Alice Walker
Publisher: Whole Story Audiobooks
Availability: Amazon UK   


October 2010 : UK Audio CD
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Title: The Color Purple
Author(s): Alice Walker
ISBN: 1-4074-6295-4 / 978-1-4074-6295-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Whole Story Audiobooks
Availability: Amazon UK   


June 2010 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Color Purple
Author(s): Alice Walker
ISBN: 1-4407-9230-5 / 978-1-4407-9230-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC
Availability: Amazon   


December 2009 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Color Purple
Author(s): Alice Walker
Publisher: Recorded Books
Availability: Amazon   


December 2009 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Color Purple
Author(s): Alice Walker
Publisher: Recorded Books
Availability: Amazon CA   


Kindle Editions

December 2011 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Color Purple
Author(s): Alice Walker
Publisher: Orion
Availability: Amazon UK   


September 2011 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Color Purple
Author(s): Alice Walker
Publisher: Open Road Media
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA