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1952 THE INVISIBLE MAN Ralph Ellison - Modern Library

Regular price $140.00

This is a hardcover 1952 Modern Library edition of Ralph Ellison's Invisible Man. The dust jacket is in very good condition with minimal wear around the edges. The Modern Library catalog is printed on the back of the dust jacket. It has been placed in a Brodart archival wrapper for protection. The boards and binding are in excellent condition, and the pages do not have any obvious markings or dog-eared pages.


Invisible Man is widely acknowledged as one of the great novels of American literature and a landmark in African American literature, winning the National Book Award for Fiction in 1953, the first novel by a Black author to receive that honour. Written in the late 1940s, it tells the story of a young African American man who moves north during the Harlem Renaissance and faces many trials as he attempts to find his place in society. In 2013, the novel was banned in a NC school.  The book was brought before the board by a parent who lodged a 12-page complaint. She found the book’s contents inappropriate for her child, an 11th grader, citing its lack of innocence, its language, and sexual content. If you celebrate the freedom to read, this classic work of American literature is the perfect addition to your library.


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