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INVISIBLE MAN by  Ralph Ellison - First Edition, first printing - 1952 - from Second Story Books (SKU: 1334730)

INVISIBLE MAN

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INVISIBLE MAN

by Ellison, Ralph

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  • hardcover
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New York: Random House, 1952. First Edition, first printing. Hardcover. Octavo; VG-/G+; Black jacket spine with white and yellow lettering; 439 pages; True first printing, as stated on copyright page, with 3.50 price uncut on the front flap; Jacket has some fraying at the edges, crease to rear, a few small (1") closed tears, now protected by mylar cover; Boards are clean with some bumping at the corners and some edge wear; Binding tight; Mark on ffep, possibly from removed tape; Foxing/spotting to the outer edges of the text block; Interior toned but clean: Shelved case 2. 1334730. Shelved Dupont Bookstore.

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
Second Story Books US (US)
Bookseller Inventory #
1334730
Title
INVISIBLE MAN
Author
Ellison, Ralph
Format/binding
Hardcover
Book condition
Used
Quantity available
1
Edition
First Edition, first printing
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
Random House
Place of Publication
New York
Date published
1952

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edges
The collective of the top, fore and bottom edges of the text block of the book, being that part of the edges of the pages of a...[more]
spine
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jacket
Sometimes used as another term for dust jacket, a protective and often decorative wrapper, usually made of paper which wraps...[more]
ffep
A common abbreviation for Front Free EndPaper. Generally, it is the first page of a book and is part of a single sheet that...[more]
Copyright page
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First Edition
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