Invisible man

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Ralph Elllison's Invisible Man is a monumental novel, one that can well be called an epic of modern American Negro life. It is a strange story, in which many extraordinary things happen, some of them shocking and brutal, some of them pitiful and touching--yet always with elements of comedy and irony and burlesque that appear in unexpected places. It is a book that has a great deal to say and which is destined to have a great deal said about it. After a brief prologue, the story begins with a terrifying experience of the hero's high school days, moves quickly to the campus of a Southern Negro college and then to New York's Harlem, where most of the action takes place. The many people that the hero meets in the course of his wanderings are remarkably various, complex and significant. With them he becomes involved in an amazing series of adventures, in which he is sometimes befriended but more often deceived and betrayed--as much by himself and his own illusions as by the duplicity of the blindness of others. Invisible Man is not only a great triumph of storytelling and characterization; it is a profound and uncompromising interpretation of the Negro's anomalous position in American society.
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ISBN:
9780375507915
9780394717159
9781402553844
9780739322079
9781490611501
9780679732761
9780307917249
9780307915139
9780679600152
9780679601395
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870L
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Grouping Title invisible man
Grouping Author ellison ralph
Grouping Category book
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subject_facet African American men -- Fiction, African American men -- Social conditions -- To 1964 -- Fiction, African Americans -- Social conditions -- To 1964 -- Fiction, Audiobooks, Downloadable audio books, FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS / Life Stages / General, Family relationships
title_display Invisible man
title_full Invisible Man, Invisible man / Ralph Ellison, Invisible man / Ralph Ellison ; preface by Charles Johnson, Invisible man Ellison, Ralph., Invisible man [electronic resource] / Ralph Ellison, Invisible man [sound recording] / Ralph Ellison
title_short Invisible man
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topic_facet African American men, African Americans, Audiobooks, FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS / Life Stages / General, Family relationships, Fiction, Literature, Social conditions