Invisible man

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Selected by the Modern Library as one of the 100 best novels of all time 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.

"From the Hardcover edition."

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ISBN:
9780679601395
9780307743992
9780375507915
9780394717159
9781402553844
9780679723134
9780307917249
9780679732761
9780307915139
9780679600152
Reading Level:
UG
Level 7.2, 30 Points
Lexile measure:
870L
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Grouping Title invisible man
Grouping Author ellison ralph
Grouping Category book
Last Grouping Update 2018-09-23 23:04:45PM
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auth_author2 James, Peter Francis., Morton, Joe, 1947-
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display_description 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. --From publisher's description.
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subject_facet African American men -- Fiction, African American men -- Social conditions -- To 1964 -- Fiction, African Americans -- Civil rights -- Fiction, African Americans -- Social conditions -- To 1964 -- Fiction, African Americans -- Social conditions -- To 1964. -- Fiction, Audiobooks, Civil rights -- Fiction, National Book Award -- 1953, Psychological fiction, American, Race relations -- Fiction, Racism -- Fiction, Racism -- United States -- Fiction
title_display Invisible man
title_full Invisible Man, Invisible man / Ralph Ellison, Invisible man / Ralph Ellison ; preface by Charles Johnson, Invisible man / by Ralph Ellison, Invisible man [sound recording] / Ralph Ellison
title_short Invisible man
title_sub
topic_facet African American men, African Americans, Audiobooks, Civil rights, Fiction, Literature, National Book Award, Psychological fiction, American, Race relations, Racism, Social conditions