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Invisible Man by  Ralph Ellison - 1st - 1953 - from James & Mary Laurie Booksellers (A.B.A.A.) (SKU: 9017849)

Invisible Man

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Invisible Man

by Ellison, Ralph

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  • fine
  • hardcover
  • First
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About This Item

London: Victor Gollancz, 1953. 1st. Hardcover. Fine/fine. Bound in the publisher's original red cloth, spine stamped in gilt. Some overall spot foxing to the edges. Some foxing to dust jacket. Text is tight. Better than it sounds.

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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Details

Bookseller
James & Mary Laurie Booksellers (A.B.A.A.) US (US)
Bookseller Inventory #
9017849
Title
Invisible Man
Author
Ellison, Ralph
Format/binding
Hardcover
Book condition
Used - Fine
Jacket condition
fine
Quantity available
1
Edition
1st
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
Victor Gollancz
Place of Publication
London
Date published
1953

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James & Mary Laurie Booksellers (A.B.A.A.)

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James & Mary Laurie Booksellers (A.B.A.A.)

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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Glossary

Some terminology that may be used in this description includes:

jacket
Sometimes used as another term for dust jacket, a protective and often decorative wrapper, usually made of paper which wraps...[more]
tight
Used to mean that the binding of a book has not been overly loosened by frequent use.
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]
Cloth
"Cloth-bound" generally refers to a hardcover book with cloth covering the outside of the book covers. The cloth is stretched...[more]
gilt
The decorative application of gold or gold coloring to a portion of a book on the spine, edges of the text block, or an inlay in...[more]
spine
The outer portion of a book which covers the actual binding. The spine usually faces outward when a book is placed on a shelf....[more]

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