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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0120020930The man explains why he is invisible.

"The man explains why he is invisible."

0220021001The man, determined to be a credit to his race, has gained a place at the only college for black students.

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

0320021002The narrator tries to avoid Trueblood, who has brought shame upon the black community.

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

0420021003The narrator has to give a white benefactor a tour of the local black ghetto, with terrible consequences.

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

0520021004The narrator has to pay a very high price for breaking an unspoken rule.
0620021007The narrator realises that he will never become a member of the educated elite.
0720021008The narrator finds a safe haven from the turmoil of racial conflict, but only temporarily.

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

0820021009The narrator discovers a political movement offering the chance to rise in society.
0920021010The narrator discovers the ugly truth about the Brotherhood.
10 LAST20021011The narrator finds himself trapped in the middle of a Harlem race riot.