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Publisher Description

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.

GENRE
Fiction & Literature
RELEASED
1989
April 23
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
624
Pages
PUBLISHER
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
SELLER
Penguin Random House LLC
SIZE
7.5
MB

Customer Reviews

Bee1353111 ,

Read this!!

Absolutely superb prose; a thought-provoking masterpiece

yeah facts ,

must read

Straight up

Twink 345 ,

Inspiring Book!!!

I read this book about 10 years ago,and this book tells about a person that want to be part of something.The people that's in the group is basically using him,and he's not taking notice,that they are using him,until the end.

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