The Color Purple by Alice Walker

295 pages first pub 1982 (editions)

fiction classics historical lgbtqia+ literary emotional reflective slow-paced

Description

The Color Purple is a classic. With over a million copies sold in the UK alone, it is hailed as one of the all-time 'greats' of literature, inspiring generations of readers.Set in the deep American South between the wars, it is the tale of Celie, ...

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Moods

emotional 89%
reflective 65%
sad 57%
hopeful 44%
challenging 41%
dark 38%
inspiring 35%
tense 14%
informative 10%
funny 6%
adventurous 4%
relaxing 1%

Pace

medium 56%
slow 27%
fast 15%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 75% | A mix: 22% | Plot: 1%

Strong character development?

Yes: 95% | It's complicated: 3% | No: 1%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 68% | It's complicated: 28% | No: 2%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 89% | It's complicated: 5% | No: 4% | N/A: 1%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 51% | It's complicated: 27% | No: 18% | N/A: 2%

Average rating

4.26

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