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Invisible Man

by Ralph Ellison

  • Used
  • Hardcover
  • First
Collectible; VG/Jacket present as described
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Random House, 1952. This is the Author's first book, and a winner of the 1953 National Book Award. This hardcover book is Very Good Plus, being square and tight. The boards and spine have no wear with bold and bright lettering; save the lettering has minor losses as is common in this title. There is very mild (attractive) tone to the upper spine. The pages and endpages are clean, with no markings or folds. The dustjacket is Good, with rubbing and small losses to the points, minor tears and losses to the edges and extremities at the lower spine, a triangular shape chip from the upper spine ending at the "V" in the title, and mild scratches on the rear panel. Having said that the dustjacket is still attractive and now protected in mylar. Original Price of $3.50 is intact. Not ex-lib. No remainder mark. This is a stated First Printing.. HARDCOVER. Collectible; VG. First Edition.


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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Invisible Man
Ralph Ellison
Book condition
Used - Collectible; VG
Jacket condition
Jacket present as described
First Edition
Random House
Date published
National Book Award

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Some terminology that may be used in this description includes:

Used to mean that the binding of a book has not been overly loosened by frequent use.
Abrasion or wear to the surface. Usually used in reference to a book's boards or dust-jacket.
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remainder mark
Usually an ink marking of some sort which indicates that the book was designated a remainder. In most cases, it can be found on...[more]
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]
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]
First Edition
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