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Invisible Man by  Ralph ELLISON - First British edition - 1953 - from Sawtooth Books (SKU: 27828)

Invisible Man

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Invisible Man

by ELLISON, Ralph

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  • hardcover
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About This Item

London: Gollancz, 1953. First British edition. Hardcover. Hardcover. First British edition. The first British edition of Ellison's classic work, published a year after the U.S. edition. A near fine, price-clipped book in a very good dust jacket. Bound in the publisher's original red cloth, spine stamped in gilt. Some soiling to the uncoated and iconic Gollancz jacket. Sunning to the spine. Tape reinforcement to the interior spine ends of the jacket. Small Australian bookseller label on front pastedown.

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
Sawtooth Books US (US)
Bookseller Inventory #
27828
Title
Invisible Man
Author
ELLISON, Ralph
Format/binding
Hardcover
Book condition
Used
Quantity available
1
Edition
First British edition
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
Gollancz
Place of Publication
London
Date published
1953
Keywords
Race, Negro history,

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spine
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jacket
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Cloth
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gilt
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fine
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