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Winning a Pulitzer Prize in 1983, this feminist novel about an abused and uneducated black woman's struggle for empowerment was praised for the depth of its female characters and for its eloquent use of black English vernacular.

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ISBN 9780156031820
Published 1 November 2006 by Cengage Learning, Inc
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
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Author(s) By Walker, Alice
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ISBN-13 9780156031820
ISBN-10 0156031825
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Cengage Learning, Inc
Imprint Wadsworth Publishing Co Inc
Publication Date 1 November 2006
Publication Country United States United States
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Walker, Alice
Category Fiction (Child / Teen)
Modern Fiction
Number of Pages 294
Dimensions Width: 108mm
Height: 176mm
Spine: 19mm
Weight 191g
Interest Age 16+ years
Reading Age 16+ years
Library of Congress African American women - Fiction., Adult child sexual abuse victims - Fiction., Southern States - Fiction., Southern States, Abused wives
NBS Text General & Literary Fiction
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code FIC
Catalogue Code 270316

Description of this Book

Celie is a poor black woman whose letters tell the story of 20 years of her life, beginning at age 14 when she is being abused and raped by her father and attempting to protect her sister from the same fate, and continuing over the course of her marriage to Mister, a brutal man who terrorizes her. Celie eventually learns that her abusive husband has been keeping her sister's letters from her and the rage she feels, combined with an example of love and independence provided by her close friend Shug, pushes her finally toward an awakening of her creative and loving self.

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Author's Bio

ALICE WALKER is an internationally celebrated writer, poet, and activist whose books include seven novels, four collections of short stories, four children's books, and volumes of essays and poetry. She won the Pulitzer Prize in Fiction in 1983 and the National Book Award.

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