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Invisible Man
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Penguin Random House Audio Publishing Group 2010
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IL: UG - BL: 7.2 - AR Pts: 30
Lexile measure:
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Description
Selected by the Modern Library as one of the 100 best novels of all time
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.
From the Hardcover edition.
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Edition:
Unabridged
Street Date:
12/21/2010
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780307917249
Accelerated Reader:
UG
Level 7.2, 30 Points
Lexile measure:
870
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Ralph Ellison. (2010). Invisible Man. Unabridged Penguin Random House Audio Publishing Group.

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Ralph Ellison. 2010. Invisible Man. Penguin Random House Audio Publishing Group.

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Ralph Ellison, Invisible Man. Penguin Random House Audio Publishing Group, 2010.

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Ralph Ellison. Invisible Man. Unabridged Penguin Random House Audio Publishing Group, 2010.

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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.
From the Hardcover edition.
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