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New York : Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1992, c1982.
10th anniversary ed.; first ed.
xii, 290 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
As a young, black woman living in 1930s Georgia, Celie faces constant violence and oppression. She survives the brutality of incest before being married off to "Mr.," who routinely abuses her both physically and emotionally. Eventually, Celie develops a deep bond with her husband's mistress Shug, and it is through this relationship that she understands she is a woman capable of being loved and respected.