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INVISIBLE MAN by  Ralph Ellison - Hardcover - Signed - 1980 - from Revere Books, ABAA & IOBA (SKU: 60740)


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by Ellison, Ralph

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  • fine
  • Hardcover
  • Signed
Fine/Not Issued
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About This Item

Franklin Center: Franklin Library, 1980. First Franklin Library edition. Issued signed by Ellison. Illustrated by Will Harmuth. "Special Message" by Ellison for this edition. Gilt-stamped leather-covered boards, all edges gilt, satin pagemarker, tissue insert for signed leaf. Issued without dustjacket. Faint speckling to topedge gilt (not immediately apparent); otherwise, an unread copy in Fine condition.. Signed by Author. Hardcovers. Fine/Not Issued. Illus. by Will Harmuth. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.


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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Revere Books, ABAA & IOBA US (US)
Bookseller Inventory #
Ellison, Ralph
Will Harmuth
Book condition
Used - Fine
Jacket condition
Not Issued
Franklin Library
Place of Publication
Franklin Center
Date published
Signed Limited Edition
8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall

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About Revere Books, ABAA & IOBA

Revere Books has offered collector-condition first editions primarily of 20th century American and British fiction and poetry since 1991. Signed copies are a specialty.Member, Antiquarian Booksellers Association of America (ABAA) & the Independent Online Booksellers Association (IOBA).


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