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Invisible Man by  Ralph Ellison - First Edition - 1952 - from Burnside Rare Books, ABAA (SKU: 140937396)

Invisible Man

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Invisible Man

by Ellison, Ralph

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About This Item

New York: Random House, 1952. First Edition. Good/Good. First edition, stated first printing. Good, with cloth marked and worn, abraded effaced patches to front free endpaper, bookplate removal evidence to front pastedown, large bookstore ink stamp to dedication page. In a Good dust jacket with price of $3.50 intact; tattered and chipped, with tape repairs visible from the outside.

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
Burnside Rare Books, ABAA US (US)
Bookseller Inventory #
140937396
Title
Invisible Man
Author
Ellison, Ralph
Book condition
Used - Good
Jacket condition
Good
Quantity available
1
Edition
First Edition
Publisher
Random House
Place of Publication
New York
Date published
1952
Bookseller catalogs
Literature;

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Burnside Rare Books, ABAA

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About Burnside Rare Books, ABAA

Burnside Rare Books specializes in American and British literature, and rare nonfiction. We are located in downtown Portland, Oregon and open by appointment.

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Cloth
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jacket
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First Edition
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bookplate
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