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Invisible Man, Ralph Ellison

Author Name    Ralph Ellison

Title   Invisible Man

Binding   PAPERBACK

Book Condition   Fair

Edition   2

Publisher    Vintage Books

ISBN Number    0679732764 / 9780679732761

Seller ID   SKU9140919

0679732764 Fair. Moderate wear to covers/corners. Light to moderate water damage with resulting ripple and discoloration to pages. Contains light to moderate highlighting, notes, underlining and/or other markings. Trade paperback binding. Support Last Word Books & Press and independent booksellers.

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Invisible Man is a milestone in American literature, a book that has continued to engage readers since its appearance in 1952.  A first novel by an unknown writer, it remained on the bestseller list for sixteen weeks, won the National Book Award for fiction, and established Ralph Ellison as one of the key writers of the century.  The nameless narrator of the novel describes growing up in a black community in the South, attending a Negro college from which he is expelled, moving to New York and becoming the chief spokesman of the Harlem branch of "the Brotherhood," and retreating amid violence and confusion to the basement lair of the Invisible Man he imagines himself to be.  The book is a passionate and witty tour de force of style, strongly influenced by T.S. Eliot's The Waste Land, Joyce, and Dostoevsky.

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