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An edition of Invisible Man (1952)

Invisible Man

2nd Vintage International ed.
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This edition was published in by Vintage International in New York.

Written in English

581 pages

Invisible Man is the story of a young black man from the South who does not fully understand racism in the world. Filled with hope about his future, he goes to college, but gets expelled for showing one of the white benefactors the real and seamy side of black existence. He moves to Harlem and becomes an orator for the Communist party, known as the Brotherhood. In his position, he is both threatened and praised, swept up in a world he does not fully understand. As he works for the organization, he encounters many people and situations that slowly force him to face the truth about racism and his own lack of identity. As racial tensions in Harlem continue to build, he gets caught up in a riot that drives him to a manhole. In the darkness and solitude of the manhole, he begins to understand himself - his invisibility and his identity. He decides to write his story down (the body of the novel) and when he is finished, he vows to enter the world again.

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Invisible man
2002, Random House
in English - Random House, Inc., 2002 ed.
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Invisible Man (Penguin Modern Classics)
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Invisible Man (Essential.penguin)
October 7, 1999, Penguin Books Ltd
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Invisible Man
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The Invisible Man
1996, Barnes and Noble
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1995-03, Vintage
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Invisible Man
1995, Vintage International
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Invisible man
1994, Modern Library
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Invisible man
1992, Modern Library
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Invisible Man
1989-03, Vintage
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The Invisible Man (Illustrated Pocket Classics)
June 1984, Academic Industries
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Invisible man
1982, Random House
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Invisible man
1982, Random House
in English - Special 30th anniversary ed.
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Invisible Man: Thirtieth Anniversary Edition
May 1982, Random House Trade
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Invisible man
1980, Franklin Library
in English - A limited ed.
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Invisible man
1980, random house
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Invisible man
1972-02, Vintage Books
in English
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Invisible Man
January 12, 1972, Vintage
in English
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Invisible Man
November 1, 1968, Signet
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Invisible Man
November 1, 1968, Signet
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Invisible Man
November 1, 1968, Signet
in English
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Invisible Man (Signet Books)
November 1, 1968, Signet
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Invisible man.
1965, Penguin
in English
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Invisible man.
1965, Penguin
in English
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Invisible man
1965, Penguin
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Invisible Man
September 12, 1963, Modern Library
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Invisible man
1953, Gollancz
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Invisible man
1952, Modern Library-Published by Random House
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1952, New American Library
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Invisible Man
1952, Vintage Books
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Invisible man
1952, New American Library
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1952, Random
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Invisible man.
1952, Random House
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Invisible man.
1952, Random House
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Invisible Man

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Invisible Man is the story of a young black man from the South who does not fully understand racism in the world. Filled with hope about his future, he goes to college, but gets expelled for showing one of the white benefactors the real and seamy side of black existence. He moves to Harlem and becomes an orator for the Communist party, known as the Brotherhood. In his position, he is both threatened and praised, swept up in a world he does not fully understand. As he works for the organization, he encounters many people and situations that slowly force him to face the truth about racism and his own lack of identity. As racial tensions in Harlem continue to build, he gets caught up in a riot that drives him to a manhole. In the darkness and solitude of the manhole, he begins to understand himself - his invisibility and his identity. He decides to write his story down (the body of the novel) and when he is finished, he vows to enter the world again.

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Invisible Man

2nd Vintage International ed.

This edition was published in by Vintage International in New York.


Edition Notes

Originally published: 1st ed. New York : Random House, 1952.

Genre
Fiction.

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
813/.54
Library of Congress
PS3555.L625 I5 1995

The Physical Object

Format
Paperback
Pagination
xxiii, 581 p. ;
Number of pages
581

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL5290473M
ISBN 10
0679732764
ISBN 13
9780679732761
LC Control Number
72010419
OCLC/WorldCat
32176578
Library Thing
2203
Goodreads
16981

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