Invisible Man

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Selected by the Modern Library as one of the 100 best novels of all time - Nominated as one of America's best-loved novels by PBS's The Great American Read

Invisible Man is a milestone in American literature, a book that has continued to engage readers since its appearance in 1952. A first novel by an unknown writer, 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 nameless narrator of the novel 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, and 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, Joyce, and Dostoevsky.

Author: Ralph Ellison
Publisher: Modern Library
Published: 06/14/1994
Pages: 624
Binding Type: Hardcover
Weight: 1.30lbs
Size: 7.20h x 4.90w x 1.70d
ISBN: 9780679601395

Accelerated Reader:
Reading Level: 7.2
Point Value: 30
Interest Level: Upper Grade
Quiz #/Name: 19790 / Invisible Man


Review Citation(s):
Booklist 11/15/1999 pg. 601

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