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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Vintage Books
Publication date March 1, 1995
Binding Paperback
Edition Reissue
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9780394269153
ISBN-10 0394269152
Dimensions 1 by 5.25 by 8 in.
Weight 1.10 lbs.
Availability§ Out of Print
Original list price $11.00
§As reported by publisher
Summaries and Reviews
Summary
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
Amazon.com description: Product Description: 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.

Editions
This edition contains multiple works--typically stories or entire novels--that are found in different collections. Below find each work in this edition grouped by how you can find each.
Editions for the work Invisible Man
Hardcover
Book cover for 9780375507915 Book cover for 9780394525495 Book cover for 9780679600152 Book cover for 9780679601395
 
Reissue edition from Random House Inc (February 1, 2002)
9780375507915 | details & prices | 439 pages | 6.00 × 9.00 × 1.75 in. | 1.25 lbs | List price $23.95
About: An African American 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.
Cmv edition from Modern Library (May 1, 1994)
9780679601395 | details & prices | 5.00 × 7.50 × 1.75 in. | 1.20 lbs | List price $21.00
About: 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
Reissue edition from Modern Library (September 1, 1992)
9780679600152 | details & prices | 5.25 × 7.75 × 1.25 in. | 1.25 lbs | List price $17.50
About: A sensitive man suffers from society's reluctance to accept the total humanity of the Black man
from Random House Inc (March 1, 1982)
9780394525495 | details & prices | List price $19.95
About: A sensitive man suffers from society's reluctance to accept the total humanity of the Black man
Paperback
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from Gardners Books (May 20, 2010)
9781607962526 | details & prices | 348 pages | List price $20.00
New edition from Gardners Books (October 7, 1999)
9780140287578 | details & prices | 480 pages | 4.00 × 6.75 × 1.25 in. | 0.60 lbs | List price $16.00
About: Ralph Ellison's impassioned first novel, winner of the prestigious American National Book Award, tells the story of an invsible man 'simply because people refuse to see me'.
The price comparison is for this edition
With Dan Callahan | Reissue edition from Vintage Books (March 1, 1995)
9780394269153 | details & prices | 5.25 × 8.00 × 1.00 in. | 1.10 lbs | List price $11.00
This edition also contains Vanessa: The Life of Vanessa Redgrave
About: 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
2 edition from Vintage Books (March 1, 1995)
9780679732761 | details & prices | 581 pages | 5.25 × 8.00 × 1.25 in. | 1.00 lbs | List price $16.00
About: 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
from Random House Inc (March 1, 1995)
9789990845235 | details & prices | 5.25 × 8.00 × 1.00 in. | 0.95 lbs | List price $0.02
Reissue edition from David McKay Co (March 1, 1989)
9780679723134 | details & prices | 5.50 × 8.25 × 1.25 in. | 1.10 lbs | List price $11.00
About: 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
Stg edition from Random House Inc (July 1, 1987)
9780394754703 | details & prices | List price $1.95
About: The Invisible Man of the title is ''Griffin'', a scientist who theorizes that if a person's refractive index is changed to exactly that of air and his body does not absorb or reflect light, then he will not be visible.
With Veronica Masters | from New Amer Library (June 1, 1975)
9780451038142 | details & prices | List price $1.25
This edition also contains Enigma: A Stepbrother Billionaire Romance
About: Invisible Man is a milestone in American literature, a book that has continued to engage readers since its appearance in 1952.
CD/Spoken Word
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With Joe Morton (other contributor) | Unabridged edition from Random House (April 19, 2005)
9780739322079 | details & prices | 5.00 × 6.00 × 1.50 in. | 0.95 lbs | List price $34.95
About: Selected by the Modern Library as one of the 100 best novels of all timeRalph Elllison's Invisible Man is a monumental novel, one that can well be called an epic of modern American Negro life.
Cassette/Spoken Word
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With Joe Morton (other contributor) | Unabridged edition from Recorded Books (March 1, 2001)
9780788743665 | details & prices | List price $122.00
About: Ralph Elllison's Invisible Man is a monumental novel, one that can well be called an epic of modern American Negro life.
With Joe Morton (other contributor) | Unabridged edition from Random House (June 1, 1999)
9780375407178 | details & prices | 4.50 × 6.00 × 2.75 in. | 0.95 lbs | List price $39.95
About: 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.
Reinforced
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from Demco Media (March 1, 1995)
9780606016179 | details & prices | 5.00 × 8.25 × 1.25 in. | 1.25 lbs | List price $23.40
About: 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
Prebinding
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Reissue edition from Paw Prints (October 8, 2008)
9781439560686 | details & prices | 581 pages | 5.50 × 8.25 × 1.25 in. | 1.06 lbs | List price $23.95
About: Invisible Man is a milestone in American literature, a book that has continued to engage readers since its appearance in 1952.
from Turtleback Books (October 1, 1999)
9780808554127 | details & prices | 5.50 × 8.25 × 1.25 in. | 1.30 lbs | List price $28.10
About: 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
Hardcover
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1 edition from Pegasus Books (May 15, 2014)
9781605985572 | details & prices | 343 pages | 6.25 × 9.50 × 1.50 in. | 1.16 lbs | List price $28.95
About: In this first-ever biography of the woman many have called our greatest living actress, the formidable Vanessa Redgrave is at last revealed to us in all of her different personas.
Paperback
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from Pegasus Books (May 15, 2015)
9781605988306 | details & prices | 343 pages | 5.50 × 9.00 × 1.00 in. | 0.80 lbs | List price $15.95
About: In this first-ever biography of the woman many have called our greatest living actress, the formidable Vanessa Redgrave is at last revealed to us in all of her different personas.
The price comparison is for this edition
With Ralph Ellison | Reissue edition from Vintage Books (March 1, 1995); titled "Invisible Man"
9780394269153 | details & prices | 5.25 × 8.00 × 1.00 in. | 1.10 lbs | List price $11.00
This edition also contains Invisible Man
About: 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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