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Both a deeply compelling bestselling novel and an epic milestone of American literature.

Originally published in 1952 as the first novel by a then unknown author, it remained on the bestseller list for sixteen weeks, won the National Book Award for fiction, and established Ralph Ellison as one of the key writers of the century. 

The book’s nameless narrator describes growing up in a black community in the South, attending a Negro college from which he is expelled, moving to New York and becoming the chief spokesman of the Harlem branch of “the Brotherhood”, before retreating amid violence and confusion to the basement lair of the Invisible Man he imagines himself to be.  

The book is a passionate and witty tour de force of style, strongly influenced by T.S. Eliot’s The Waste Land, James Joyce, and Dostoevsky.

ASIN‏:‎0679732764
Publisher‏:‎Vintage Books; 2nd edition (January 1, 1995)
Language‏:‎English
Paperback‏:‎581 pages
ISBN-10‏:‎9780679732761
ISBN-13‏:‎978-0679732761
Lexile measure‏:‎870L
Item Weight‏:‎1 pounds
Dimensions‏:‎5.2 x 1 x 8 inches
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