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Slanted spine but solidly bound, water marks on dark blue topstain, no (other) writing or marks, no folded page corners. Covers show a little wear at spine ends and bottom tips. Original dust jacket has $3.50 on inner flap and has significant deterioration - numerous creases, front flap fold three-quarters torn, lost at top spine end, significant chipping at bottom spine end, back top corner has tear at flap fold running down about 1 1/2 inches with some loss. Email for photos.
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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