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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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- Nooks Of Books (US)
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- Invisible Man (Collector's Edition)
- Ellison, Ralph
- Fiore, Peter
- Book condition
- The Easton Press
- Place of Publication
- Norwalk, Connecticut
- Date published
- RALPH ELLISON INVISIBLE MAN LEATHERBOUND BOOKS AMERICAN LITERATURE FICTION AFRICAN-AMERICAN HARLEM LITERARY COLLECTIBLE NOVELS CLASSICS
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- Leatherbound/Franklin/Easton; Literature & Fiction, U S A;
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