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PMC Invisible Man

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The invisible man is the unnamed narrator of this impassioned novel of black lives in 1940s America. Embittered by a country which treats him as a non-being, he retreats to an underground cell.

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‘One of the most important American novels of the twentieth century’ The Times

‘It is sometimes advantageous to be unseen, although it is most often rather wearing on the nerves’

Ralph Ellison’s blistering and impassioned first novel tells the extraordinary story of a man invisible ‘simply because people refuse to see me’. Published in 1952 when American society was in the cusp of immense change, the powerfully depicted adventures of Ellison’s invisible man – from his expulsion from a Southern college to a terrifying Harlem race riot – go far beyond the story of one individual to give voice to the experience of an entire generation of black Americans.

This edition includes Ralph Ellison’s introduction to the thirtieth anniversary edition of Invisible Man, a fascinating account of the novel’s seven-year gestation.

With an Introduction by John F. Callahan

‘Brilliant’ Saul Bellow

Additional information

Weight 0.426 kg
Dimensions 19.8 × 12.9 × 2.7 cm
Author

Publisher

Imprint

Cover

Paperback

Pages

581

Language

English

Edition

New edition

Dewey

813.54 (edition:21)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K