Invisible Man

Ralph Ellison's provocative novel about a young man's journey from racial ignorance to enlightenment, in post-war America.

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0120020930

The man explains why he is invisible.

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The man explains why he is invisible.

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The man, determined to be a credit to his race, has gained a place at the only college for black students.

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The man, determined to be a credit to his race, has gained a place at the only college for black students.

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The narrator tries to avoid Trueblood, who has brought shame upon the black community.

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The narrator tries to avoid Trueblood, who has brought shame upon the black community.

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The narrator has to give a white benefactor a tour of the local black ghetto, with terrible consequences.

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The narrator has to give a white benefactor a tour of the local black ghetto, with terrible consequences.

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The narrator has to pay a very high price for breaking an unspoken rule.

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The narrator has to pay a very high price for breaking an unspoken rule.

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The narrator realises that he will never become a member of the educated elite.

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The narrator realises that he will never become a member of the educated elite.

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The narrator finds a safe haven from the turmoil of racial conflict, but only temporarily.

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The narrator finds a safe haven from the turmoil of racial conflict, but only temporarily.

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The narrator discovers a political movement offering the chance to rise in society.

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The narrator discovers a political movement offering the chance to rise in society.

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The narrator discovers the ugly truth about the Brotherhood.

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The narrator discovers the ugly truth about the Brotherhood.

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The narrator finds himself trapped in the middle of a Harlem race riot.

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The narrator finds himself trapped in the middle of a Harlem race riot.