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Invisible Man by  Ralph ELLISON - Hardcover - Signed - 1980 - from Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABAA (SKU: 433079)

Invisible Man

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Invisible Man

by ELLISON, Ralph

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  • fine
  • hardcover
  • Signed
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About This Item

Franklin Center, Pennsylvania: The Franklin Library, 1980. Hardcover. Fine. First edition by this publisher with a special message by the author. Full leather gilt. Fine. One of an unspecified number of copies Signed by the author. This copy from the estate of Judge Bruce McMarion Wright, a distinguished African-American jurist, who after an early career as a poet and a friend of Langston Hughes, entered the practice of law and later served on the New York Supreme Court. He provoked controversy by granting low bail to suspected petty criminals, thus earning the ire of the New York Police Department and inspiring his nickname "Turn 'Em Loose Bruce." Apparently the nickname didn't bother him much, as this copy bears a gift inscription: "To the Honorable Bruce McM. Wright - 'Turn 'em loose' Bruce - who tied us up! Affectionately, Frederic and Lenore T. Fener[?]." We have been unable to identify more information about the presenters.

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
Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABAA US (US)
Bookseller Inventory #
433079
Title
Invisible Man
Author
ELLISON, Ralph
Format/binding
Hardcover
Book condition
Used - Fine
Quantity available
1
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
The Franklin Library
Place of Publication
Franklin Center, Pennsylvania
Date published
1980
Keywords
African-Americana, AmerLit20thCent, NBAFiction
Bookseller catalogs
African-Americana;

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About Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABAA

Between the Covers-Rare Books, Inc., founded in 1985, specializes in first editions of 20th Century American and English fiction. Our inventory of over 75,000 first editions includes: African-American literature & history, Mysteries, Detective Fiction, Drama, Books into Film and Sports books. We routinely issue extensively illustrated color catalogs, available by subscription. We are members of the Antiquarian Booksellers' Association of America (ABAA)and the International League of Antiquarian Booksellers (ILAB). Tom Congalton, founder of Between the Covers-Rare Books, Inc., actively promotes the ethics and standards of these professional organizations and served as President of the ABAA from 2000 to 2002.

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