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Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison - First Edition - 1952 - from 1st Editions and Antiquarian Books, ABA, IOBA and Biblio.com

Invisible Man

by Ralph Ellison

Condition: Near Fine/Very Good


Random House, 1952. Hardcover. Near Fine/Very Good. Random House, New York 1952. First Edition / First Printing. Stated First Printing with no additional printings. Black and tan cloth boards. Jacket priced at $3.50. Book Condition: Near Fine, soft shelf wear, bookplate. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good+, shelf wear, wavy jacket. Wrapped in a new removable mylar cover.
  • Bookseller: 1st Editions and Antiquarian Books, ABA, IOBA US (US)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: 8962
  • Title: Invisible Man
  • Author: Ralph Ellison
  • Format/binding:Hardcover
  • Book condition: Used - Near Fine
  • Jacket condition: Very Good
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: Random House
  • Date published: 1952
  • Keywords: Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison First Edition 1st Printing 1952 Rare Book


Book summary

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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