The Colour Purple, by Alice Walker is famous for having won the 1983 Pulitzer Prize for fiction, and for having been adapted into a film and musical.
Although The Colour Purple can be considered historic fiction, the sense of time is quite distorted in the book and many consider it to be more an epistolary novel. The book follows the story of Celie, a 14-year-old girl living in the South of America during the 1900s. The book's main themes are violence, religion, race, love and female friendship.
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