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INVISIBLE MAN by  Ralph Ellison - Hardcover - 1952 - from William Reese Company - Literature ABAA-ILAB (SKU: WRCLIT59460)

INVISIBLE MAN

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INVISIBLE MAN

by Ellison, Ralph

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New York: Random House, 1952. Cloth. White spine stamping modestly flaked, as often, otherwise a very good copy in frayed shelfworn dust jacket that has been laminated by the former owner. First edition of the author's first novel, winner of the National Book Award for its year, and a key work of 20th century U.S. literature. Inscribed by the author in the year of publication: "For Al and Jean Wolfe, Sincerely, Ralph Ellison. April 1952." The recipient, the brother of novelist and Trotsky bodyguard Bernard Wolfe and one-time political activist, may have met Ellison during their years in the Merchant Marine. The inscription is dated within a few weeks of publication. BLOCKSON 86.

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
William Reese Company - Literature ABAA-ILAB US (US)
Bookseller Inventory #
WRCLIT59460
Title
INVISIBLE MAN
Author
Ellison, Ralph
Book condition
Used
Quantity available
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Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
Random House
Place of Publication
New York
Date published
1952
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About William Reese Company - Literature ABAA-ILAB

Since 1975, William Reese Company has served a large international clientele of collectors and private and public institutions in the acquisition of rare books and manuscripts and in collection development.

With a catalogued inventory of over thirty thousand items, and a general inventory of over sixty-five thousand items, we are among the leading specialists in the fields of Americana and world travel, and maintain a large and eclectic inventory of literary first editions and antiquarian books of the 18th through 20th centuries.

We issue frequent, and substantial, catalogues in our fields of specialization.

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spine
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Cloth
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jacket
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First Edition
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