Lover of the Fancy

Early C20th American culture and dissent

Invisible Man
Ralph Ellison


Published in 1952 when American society was in the cusp of immense change, the powerfully depicted adventures of Ellison’s invisible man – from his expulsion from a Southern college to a terrifying Harlem race riot – go far beyond the story of one individual to give voice to the experience of an entire generation of black Americans. This edition includes Ralph Ellison’s introduction to the thirtieth anniversary edition of Invisible Man, a fascinating account of the novel’s seven-year gestation.

With an Introduction by John F. Callahan.

Paperback, 608pp
Penguin, 2001 (1952)
ISBN 9780141184425