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Invisible Man by  Ralph ELLISON - First Edition - (1952) - from Ken Lopez Bookseller, ABAA (SKU: 033914)

Invisible Man

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Invisible Man

by ELLISON, Ralph

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  • fine
  • hardcover
  • First
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About This Item

NY: Random House. (1952). His first book, winner of the National Book Award in 1953. A high spot of 20th century American literature -- both a classic of African-American fiction and a book that transcends such a racial identification to stand as a literary landmark on its own terms. In a poll conducted in 1965, 200 critics, authors and editors judged Invisible Man to be "the most distinguished single work" published in the previous 20 years. A fine copy in a very good dust jacket with minor rubbing, small edge chips, and splitting to the rear flap fold. Unless otherwise noted, our first editions are first printings. First Edition. Hardcover. Fine.

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
Ken Lopez Bookseller, ABAA US (US)
Bookseller Inventory #
033914
Title
Invisible Man
Author
ELLISON, Ralph
Format/binding
Hardcover
Book condition
Used - Fine
Jacket condition
Very Good
Edition
First Edition
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
Random House
Place of Publication
NY
Date published
(1952)

Terms of Sale

Ken Lopez Bookseller, ABAA

All books are First Editions or First American Editions in dust jackets unless otherwise noted and are returnable within 30 days.

About the Seller

Ken Lopez Bookseller, ABAA

Seller rating:
This seller has earned a 5 of 5 Stars rating from Biblio customers.
Biblio.com member since: 2005
Hadley, Massachusetts
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About Ken Lopez Bookseller, ABAA

We deal in rare books, specializing in modern literary first editions. We regularly issue catalogs of Modern Literature and less regularly issue catalogs of Native American Literature, the Literature of the Vietnam War and the 1960s, and Nature Writing. Ken is a former President of the Antiquarian Booksellers Association of America. We maintain an office in Hadley, Massachusetts and welcome visitors by appointment. We are always interested in buying rare books, manuscripts, or related material in any of our areas of specialty and are happy to hear from anyone offering such items to us.

Glossary

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First Edition
In book collecting, the first edition is the earliest published form of a book. A book may have more than one first edition in...[more]
jacket
Sometimes used as another term for dust jacket, a protective and often decorative wrapper, usually made of paper which wraps...[more]
fine
A book in fine condition exhibits no flaws. A fine condition book closely approaches As New condition, but may lack the...[more]
rubbing
Abrasion or wear to the surface. Usually used in reference to a book's boards or dust-jacket.

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