Ellison, Ralph

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Place Published: New York
Publisher: Random House
Date Published: 2002
Binding: Hardcover
Book Id: 2346


First Printing of the 75th Anniversary Edition. Octavo; black paper-covered boards, with titling and decorative elements stamped in gilt on spine; dustjacket; [8], 439pp. Fine in a Fine, unclipped dustjacket (priced $23.00).


75th Anniversary edition of Ellison's first novel, which he began writing while serving in the Merchant Marines during WWII. "The story begins with a terrifying odyssey of one man's search for his own identity through his high school days to the campus of a Southern Negro college and then to New York's Harlem" (Blockson 86). Winner of the National Book Award in 1953, and cited in The Modern Library's 100 Best Novels list (#19), Invisible Man remains one of the 20th century's most enduring works on the Black experience in America.

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