The Color Purple
The Color Purple
by Alice Walker
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The Color Purple Letter Fifty-Two Summary

  • Nettie’s first letter.
  • Nettie tells Celie to do get away from Albert. When she’s leaving the house, Albert follows her and tries to rape her.
  • Because Nettie hurts him enough to get away, Albert says she’ll never hear from Celie and that Celie will never hear from Nettie again either.
  • Nettie ends up at the Reverend place and recognized his daughter as Celie’s child, Olivia.

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