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INVISIBLE MAN by  Ralph Ellison - First Edition - (1952) - from Quill & Brush (SKU: 54193)

INVISIBLE MAN

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INVISIBLE MAN

by Ellison, Ralph

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New York: Random House, (1952). First edition. His National Award-winning first book. Ranked 19th on the Modern Library list of the 100 best English-language novels of the 20th century and one of Time Magazine's 100 Best English-language Novels from 1923 to 2005. Anthony Burgess called it "a masterpiece." Crisp and near fine with just a faint shadow from item previously laid in at rear; in about very good price-clipped dust jacket free from chips and tears but with rubbed and flattened creasing to spine ends, corners and along lower edge rear panel.

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
Quill & Brush US (US)
Bookseller Inventory #
54193
Title
INVISIBLE MAN
Author
Ellison, Ralph
Book condition
Used
Quantity available
1
Publisher
Random House
Place of Publication
New York
Date published
(1952)
Keywords
BLACK AUTHOR, CONSIGNMENT, NATIONAL BOOK AWARD, PICTURE ON WEB SITE, ZIM

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About Quill & Brush

Quill & Brush was established in 1976 by Allen & Patricia Ahearn, the authors of the well-respect reference for booksellers and collectors, Collected Books: The Guide to Identification and Values. At present the Quill & Brush is run by Allen & Pat's eldest daughter, Beth Fisher. Allen is semi-retired but occasionally still buys, sells, and performs professional appraisals. We currently maintain a stock of approximately 5000 books in our specialties which include first editions of American and English Literature, Mysteries and Detective Stories, Science Fiction, Children's and Illustrated Books, Signed and Inscribed books limited edition. We also offer a number of limited edition silkscreen prints and literary broadsides.

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