New York: Random House, 1980. First Edition Library: FACSIMILE. Cloth. 8vo, tan cloth above black cloth: half & half with white lettering on spine and wrap-around drawing suggesting an "invisible man" in a crowd, Mylar-protected pictorial dust jacket (unclipped) by E. McKnight Kauffer, [vi] + 439 pages with gray slipcase with reproduction of dust jacket art. Very Fine / Fine with slipcase. Item #3101
Ralph Ellison (1913 – 1994) was an American novelist, literary critic , and scholar. Ellison is best known for his novel INVISIBLE MAN (1952), which won the National Book Award in 1953. He also wrote Shadow and Act (1964), a collection of political, social and critical essays, and Going to the Territory (1986).
Invisible Man addresses many of the social and intellectual issues facing African Americans early in the twentieth century, including black nationalism, the relationship between black identity and Marxism, and the reformist racial policies of Booker T. Washington, as well as issues of individuality and personal identity.
In 1998, the Modern Library ranked Invisible Man 19th on its list of the 100 best English-language novels of the 20th century.----Wikipedia condensed
SUPERIOR CONDITION internally, externally, & Fine slipcase. Very slight rubbing at corners of the dust jacket.