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Invisible Man by  Ralph Ellison - First Edition - 1952 - from Burnside Rare Books, ABAA and Biblio.com

Invisible Man

by Ellison, Ralph

Condition: Good/Good


New York: Random House, 1952. First Edition. Good/Good. First edition, stated first printing. Good, with cloth marked and worn, abraded effaced patches to front free endpaper, bookplate removal evidence to front pastedown, large bookstore ink stamp to dedication page. In a Good dust jacket with price of $3.50 intact; tattered and chipped, with tape repairs visible from the outside.

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. Read more: Identifying first editions of Invisible Man


  • Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books, ABAA US (US)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: 140937396
  • Title: Invisible Man
  • Author: Ellison, Ralph
  • Book condition: Used - Good
  • Jacket condition: Good
  • Quantity available: 1
  • Edition: First Edition
  • Publisher: Random House
  • Place: New York
  • Date published: 1952
  • Bookseller catalogs: Literature;


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