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The Invisible Man (Paperback) by Ralph Ellison - image 1 of 1
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About the Book



An African-American man's search for success and the American dream leads him out of college to Harlem and a growing sense of personal rejection and social invisibility.



Book Synopsis



Both a deeply compelling bestselling novel and an epic milestone of American literature.

Originally published in 1952 as the first novel by a then unknown author, 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 book's nameless narrator 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, before 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, James Joyce, and Dostoevsky.



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A book of the very first order, a superb book.--Saul Bellow



About The Author



Ralph Ellison was born in Okalahoma and trained as a musician at Tuskegee Institute from 1933 to 1936, at which time a visit to New York and a meeting with Richard Wright led to his first attempts at fiction. Invisible Man won the National Book Award and the Russwurm Award. Appointed to the Academy of American Arts and Letters in 1964, Ellison taught at many colleges including Bard College, the University of Chicago, and New York University where he was Albert Schweitzer Professor of Humanities from 1970 through 1980. Ralph Ellison died in 1994.
Dimensions (Overall): 7.9 Inches (H) x 5.1 Inches (W) x 1.1 Inches (D)
Weight: 1 Pounds
Suggested Age: 22 Years and Up
Number of Pages: 581
Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres
Sub-Genre: General, Literary
Publisher: Vintage Books
Format: Paperback
Author: Ralph Ellison
Language: English
Street Date: March 1, 1995
TCIN: 11400777
UPC: 9780679732761
Item Number (DPCI): 059-04-2216
Origin: Made in the USA or Imported
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Estimated ship dimensions: 8 inches length x 5.25 inches width x 1.25 inches height
Estimated ship weight: 1 pounds
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