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Invisible Man by  Ralph Ellison - Hardcover - Limited - 1980 - from Parrish Books (SKU: 2348)

Invisible Man

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Invisible Man

by Ellison, Ralph

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  • fine
  • hardcover
  • Signed
Condition
Fine/No Jacket as Issued
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Franklin Center, Pennsylvania: The Franklin Library, 1980. Limited. Full Leather. Fine/No Jacket as Issued. An American classic in full red leather SIGNED by the first African-American author to win the National Book Award (1953), Ralph Ellison. Author's first book. A socially-significant work by an author with a large intellect and important viewpoint. A handsome dark red leather volume with gold-gilt cover designs and page edges with bound-in silk bookmark. In fine condition. Very light rippling on the top edge in the gilt that is original to the publisher, barely noticeable. Includes the 22-page "Notes from the Editors." The 50th Anniversary of the publication of INVISIBLE MAN was featured on PBS' critically-acclaimed American Masters program early in 2002 thus demonstrating the importance of this book in our American literary culture. Ellison's highly-anticipated second novel was not completed prior to his death; that book, JUNETEENTH, was completed at the request of his widow by Ellison's literary executor, Professor John Callahan of Lewis and Clark College, and published by Random House in 1999. A beautiful copy.

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
Parrish Books US (US)
Bookseller Inventory #
2348
Title
Invisible Man
Author
Ellison, Ralph
Format/binding
Full Leather
Book condition
Used - Fine
Jacket condition
No Jacket as Issued
Quantity available
1
Edition
Limited
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
The Franklin Library
Place of Publication
Franklin Center, Pennsylvania
Date published
1980

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Parrish Books

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About Parrish Books

Parrish Books is a full-time on-line dealer in fine collectible books in business since 2002. With specialities in signed limited editions and many favorite authors including Ray Bradbury, Richard Bach, Tom Clancy, John Updike, Kurt Vonnegut, Edward Gorey and Maurice Sendak. We specialize in exceptional customer service and quality packaging of all orders.

Glossary

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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]
fine
A book in fine condition exhibits no flaws. A fine condition book closely approaches As New condition, but may lack the...[more]
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]
jacket
Sometimes used as another term for dust jacket, a protective and often decorative wrapper, usually made of paper which wraps...[more]

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