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Invisible Man by  Ralph ELLISON - Hardcover - Signed - 1992 - from Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABAA (SKU: 422743)

Invisible Man

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Invisible Man

by ELLISON, Ralph

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About This Item

New York: The Modern Library, 1992. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. Modern Library edition. Fine in fine dustwrapper. Nicely Inscribed (but possibly not signed) by Ellison in a very infirm hand to the daughter of his great friend and fellow author Albert Murray: "For Michele Murray, Who I've known and loved over all the long years, thanks to Michie and Al - Sincerely, Ralphie[?] on my 80th birthday party. March 1, 1994!" Ellison's handwriting is distinctive and this is clearly his, but whether he was operating at full capacity is not clear - almost exactly six weeks later Ellison would be dead. It is possible that instead of "Ralphie" he has written "Michie" again. Along with *Native Son* and *Go Tell It On the Mountain*, one of the three mid-century African-American novels that have entered the Western Canon as acknowledged classics. Winner of the National Book Award, as well as a *Burgess 99* title. *Blockson 101* #86. A wonderful presentation copy, likely among the last that he was to make.

Synopsis

Even though Ralph Ellison's novel Invisible Man is sometimes featured on banned books lists, it remains a consistent staple on many high school reading curriculums. In the novel, Ellison laments the feeling of hopelessness and invisibility that many Black men experience in the United States, and it elegantly explores the themes of racism and bigotry in ways that are both unsettling and accessible.

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Bookseller
Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABAA US (US)
Bookseller Inventory #
422743
Title
Invisible Man
Author
ELLISON, Ralph
Format/binding
Hardcover
Book condition
Used - Fine
Jacket condition
Fine
Quantity available
1
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
The Modern Library
Place of Publication
New York
Date published
1992
Keywords
African-Americana, Burgess99, NBAFiction, AssociationCopy, Letters(ALS/TLS)
Bookseller catalogs
African-Americana;

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About Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABAA

Between the Covers-Rare Books, Inc., founded in 1985, specializes in first editions of 20th Century American and English fiction. Our inventory of over 75,000 first editions includes: African-American literature & history, Mysteries, Detective Fiction, Drama, Books into Film and Sports books. We routinely issue extensively illustrated color catalogs, available by subscription. We are members of the Antiquarian Booksellers' Association of America (ABAA)and the International League of Antiquarian Booksellers (ILAB). Tom Congalton, founder of Between the Covers-Rare Books, Inc., actively promotes the ethics and standards of these professional organizations and served as President of the ABAA from 2000 to 2002.

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