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Invisible Man (Collector's Edition) by  Ralph Ellison - Hardcover - 1999 - from Nooks Of Books (SKU: 303-2889)

Invisible Man (Collector's Edition)

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Invisible Man (Collector's Edition)

by Ellison, Ralph

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Norwalk, Connecticut: The Easton Press, 1999. As New in chocolate-brown morocco, lushly gilt-stamped on all sides. Raised bands on the spine. All page-edges gilt. Salmon-colored moire silk endpapers with a matching ribbon bookmark. 439pps. A flawless collector's-quality copy: clean, tight, square, and bright. All tips are sharp. Yet to be read. Includes The Easton Press Great Books of The Twentieth Century collector's notes, laid in.".Narrated by an anonymous young black man, 'one who had been forged in the underground of American experience and yet managed to emerge less angry than ironic.a blues-toned laugher-at-wounds who included himself in his indictment of the human condition,' it is a surreal and dark comic odyssey. The naive youth encounters not only white racism, but also a variety of fraudulent black alternatives offered by 'Uncle Toms' in Dixie and Communists and black nationalists in Harlem. Having discarded the identities and illusions that others, both white and black, want to force upon him, the young man prepares to create his own destiny." Purchase with confidence: all books, gradings, and descriptions are rendered the care of a genuine bibliophile. Satisfaction guaranteed or all costs you've incurred will be promptly refunded. Thanks for your interest in Nooks Of Books. To assist with your decision, photos can be emailed upon request.. Full-Leather. Illus. by Fiore, Peter.

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
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Bookseller Inventory #
303-2889
Title
Invisible Man (Collector's Edition)
Author
Ellison, Ralph
Illustrator
Fiore, Peter
Format/binding
Hardcover
Book condition
Used
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
The Easton Press
Place of Publication
Norwalk, Connecticut
Date published
1999
Keywords
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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