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The invisible man

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 ...

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  • "In the course of his wanderings from a Southern Negro college to New York's Harlem, an African-American man becomes involved in a series of adventures."
  • "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 ..."@en
  • "Unabridged."
  • "A black man's search for success and the American dream leads him out of college to Harlem and a growing sense of personal rejection and social invisibility."@en
  • "[This novel] has continued to engage readers since its appearance in 1952 ... 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. -http://www.loc.gov/catdir"
  • "When Invisible Man first appeared in 1952, it remained on best-seller lists for 16 weeks, won the National Book Award, and established Ralph Ellison as one of the pillars of 20th-century American literature. Expelled from a southern black college for introducing a white trustee to some local color, a nameless young man moves to Harlem. There he embarks on what will become a life-long search for truth and a better life. Learning that his former headmaster's letters of recommendation are derogatory only adds to his growing sense of disillusionment. In his search for some degree of social visibility, he becomes a spokesman for a group of activists known as 'the Brotherhood.' Unfortunately, their agenda proves more important to them than racial equality. Although this book chronicles a young black man's search for identity through a maze of American intolerance, it is much more than a story of racial prejudice. It speaks of each individual's search for justice and truth in an increasingly devious and complex world. Peter Francis James' expert narration gives powerful voice to an important message."@en
  • "A celebrity reading of Ralph Ellison's novel."@en
  • "An unnamed protagonist journeys from the Deep South to the streets and basements of Harlem, from the horrifying "battle royal" where black men are reduced to fighting animals, to a Communist rally where blacks are elevated to the status of trophies. Explores the nature of bigotry and its effects on the minds of both victims and perpetrators."
  • "A Black man's search for success and the American dream leads him out of college to Harlem and a growing sense of personal rejection and social invisibility."@en
  • "A Black man's search for success and the American dream leads him out of college to Harlem and a growing sense of personal rejection and social invisibility."

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  • "Psychological fiction"@en
  • "Fiction"@en
  • "Fiction"
  • "Audiobooks"@en
  • "Audiobooks"
  • "History"
  • "Downloadable audio books"@en

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  • "The invisible man"@en
  • "Invisible Man [sound recording]"
  • "Invisible Man : read by Joe Morton"
  • "Invisible man"@en
  • "Invisible man"