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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Vintage Books
Publication date March 1, 1995
Pages 581
Binding Paperback
Edition 2
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9780679732761
ISBN-10 0679732764
Dimensions 1.25 by 5.25 by 8 in.
Weight 1 lbs.
Original list price $16.00
Summaries and Reviews
Summary
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. Reissue. 30,000 first printing. NYT.
Amazon.com description: Product Description: A milestone in American literature--a book that has continued to engage readers since its appearance in 1952.

Nominated as one of America’s best-loved novels by PBS’s The Great American Read


A first novel by an unknown writer, 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 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. The book is a passionate and witty tour de force of style, strongly influenced by T.S. Eliot's The Waste Land, Joyce, and Dostoevsky.

Editions
Hardcover
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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'.
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
The price comparison is for this edition
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

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