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Invisible Man

Ralph Ellison

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.

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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Genres:

Fiction

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.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Joe Morton

Length:

18h 39m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

52:08


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

49:17


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

50:42


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

50:25


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

47:17


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

46:33


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

52:38


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

50:52


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

46:12


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

46:18


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

43:16


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

41:34


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

47:54


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

46:24


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

46:54


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

44:54


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

44:31


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

44:02


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

44:02


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

43:10


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

47:06


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

46:06


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

44:20


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

43:02