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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Mariner Books
Publication date May 1, 2003
Pages 288
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9780156028356
ISBN-10 0156028352
Dimensions 0.75 by 5.25 by 7.75 in.
Weight 0.60 lbs.
Original list price $14.95
Summaries and Reviews
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.
Amazon.com description: Product Description:
Now a Broadway musical
 
Winner of the Pulitzer Prize
 
Winner of the National Book Award
 
Published to unprecedented acclaim, The Color Purple established Alice Walker as a major voice in modern fiction. This is the story of two sisters—one a missionary in Africa and the other a child wife living in the South—who sustain their loyalty to and trust in each other across time, distance, and silence. Beautifully imagined and deeply compassionate, this classic novel of American literature is rich with passion, pain, inspiration, and an indomitable love of life.

“Intense emotional impact . . . Indelibly affecting . . . Alice Walker is a lavishly gifted writer.” — New York Times Book Review

“Places Walker in the company of Faulkner.” — The Nation

“Superb . . . A work to stand beside literature of any time and place.” — San Francisco Chronicle

“A novel of permanent importance.” — Peter S. Prescott, Newsweek


Editions
Hardcover
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Anv edition from Orion Pub Co (June 21, 2007)
9780297853350 | details & prices | 261 pages | 5.50 × 7.75 × 1.25 in. | 0.90 lbs | List price $22.90
About: The 25th anniversary edition of the classic, Pulitzer-Prize winning novel that made Alice Walker a household name
from Buccaneer Books (January 1, 1996)
9781568496283 | details & prices | List price $26.95
About: 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
from Buccaneer Books (January 1, 1996)
9781568496283 | details & prices | List price $26.95
About: 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
Reprint edition from Houghton Mifflin (May 1, 1992)
9780151191543 | details & prices | 5.75 × 9.75 × 1.25 in. | 0.85 lbs | List price $23.00
About: 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
from Cambridge Univ Pr (January 1, 1990)
9780521403979 | details & prices | 271 pages | List price $16.95
Paperback
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Mti edition from Mariner Books (November 10, 2015)
9780544805026 | details & prices | 288 pages | 4.00 × 6.00 × 1.00 in. | 1.00 lbs | List price $14.95
About: Now a Broadway musical featuring Jennifer Hudson Winner of the Pulitzer Prize Winner of the National Book Award   Published to unprecedented acclaim, The Color Purple established Alice Walker as a major voice in modern fiction.
Reprint edition from Mariner Books (November 1, 2006)
9780156031820 | details & prices | 294 pages | 4.00 × 6.75 × 0.75 in. | 0.45 lbs | List price $8.95
About: 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.
from Mariner Books (November 15, 2005)
9780156030380 | details & prices | 300 pages | List price $14.00
The price comparison is for this edition
from Mariner Books (May 1, 2003)
9780156028356 | details & prices | 288 pages | 5.25 × 7.75 × 0.75 in. | 0.60 lbs | List price $14.95
About: 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.
from Washington Square Pr (February 1, 1998)
9780671019075 | details & prices | 5.25 × 8.25 × 0.75 in. | 0.50 lbs | List price $14.00
About: 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
Reissue edition from Pocket Books (January 1, 1996); titled "Color Purple"
9780671668785 | details & prices | 5.50 × 8.00 × 0.75 in. | 0.50 lbs | List price $14.00
About: 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
Reissue edition from Pocket Books (May 1, 1990); titled "Color Purple"
9780671727796 | details & prices | 4.00 × 6.50 × 0.75 in. | 0.30 lbs | List price $7.99
About: 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
from Pocket Books (May 1, 1990); titled "Color Purple"
9789990071795 | details & prices | 4.25 × 6.50 × 1.00 in. | 0.35 lbs | List price $0.02
from Random House Inc (January 1, 1987)
9780394747330 | details & prices | List price $1.95
from Pocket Books (June 1, 1985)
9780671617028 | details & prices | 295 pages | List price $7.50
About: 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
Library
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from Perfection Learning Prebound (January 31, 1983)
9780756929732 | details & prices | List price $20.40
About: 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.
Reinforced
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from Demco Media (August 30, 2004)
9780606308885 | details & prices | 288 pages | 5.50 × 8.25 × 1.00 in. | 0.78 lbs | List price $23.46
About: 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.
from Demco Media (May 1, 1990); titled "Color Purple"
9780606005876 | details & prices | 4.50 × 7.25 × 1.25 in. | 0.50 lbs | List price $16.03
About: 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
Prebinding
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from Turtleback Books (May 28, 2002); titled "Color Purple"
9781417632817 | details & prices | 5.75 × 8.25 × 1.00 in. | 0.85 lbs | List price $26.90
About: 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.
from Turtleback Books (October 1, 1999)
9780808518471 | details & prices | 4.50 × 7.00 × 1.00 in. | 0.45 lbs | List price $16.45
About: 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

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