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Invisible Man by  Ralph Ellison - First Printing of the First  Edition - 1952 - from Renaissance Books (SKU: 8431)

Invisible Man

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Invisible Man

by Ellison, Ralph

  • Used
  • very good
  • Hardcover
  • First
Condition
Very Good/Very Good
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About This Item

N.Y.: Random House, 1952. Very good, with prev. owner inscription and small sticker scar on ffep., in a price-clipped, first state jacket with some edgewear, and chips to head and heel of spine. A little worn, but collectable copy.. First Printing of the First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good.

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
Renaissance Books CA (CA)
Bookseller Inventory #
8431
Title
Invisible Man
Author
Ellison, Ralph
Format/binding
Hardcover
Book condition
Used - Very Good
Jacket condition
Very Good
Edition
First Printing of the First Edition
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
Random House
Place of Publication
N.Y.
Date published
1952
Keywords
Literature
Bookseller catalogs
First Edition Literature;

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Glossary

Some terminology that may be used in this description includes:

jacket
Sometimes used as another term for dust jacket, a protective and often decorative wrapper, usually made of paper which wraps...[more]
heel
The lower most portion of the spine when the book is standing vertically.
first state
used in book collecting to refer to a book from the earliest run of a first edition, generally distinguished by a change in some...[more]
ffep
A common abbreviation for Front Free EndPaper. Generally, it is the first page of a book and is part of a single sheet that...[more]
spine
The outer portion of a book which covers the actual binding. The spine usually faces outward when a book is placed on a shelf....[more]

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