Ralph Ellison

Invisible Man

originally published:
New York : Random House

We offered this copy of the first edition in our Catalog 69.


  • Burgess 99(1952)
  • National Book Award for Fiction(1953)
  • First Book(1952)
  • Blockson101(1952)
  • Modern Library 100 Best Novels(019)
  • Time Magazine 100 Novels(1952)
  • Library of Congress 88 Books That Shaped America(1952)

reference info

bio notes:
born: 3/1/1914
died: 4/16/1994
born as: Ralph Waldo Ellison

American teacher and writer who won eminence with his first and only published novel, Invisible Man (1952), about race relations in the United States in the 20th century. - Merriam-Webster's Encyclopedia of Literature


We offered this copy, inscribed in the year of publication, in our Catalog 81.
We offered this signed copy of the first edition in our Catalog 81.