Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison

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The novel addresses many of the social and intellectual issues facing African-Americans in the early twentieth century, including black nationalism, the relationship between black identity and Marxism, and the reformist racial policies of Booker T. Washington, as well as issues of individuality and personal identity.

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The 42nd greatest fiction book of all time


This book is on the following lists:

  1. - 7th on For The Love of Books (For The Love of Books)
  2. - 7th on The Ideal Library (Book)
  3. - 8th on 100 Best Novels in English Since 1900 (Counterpunch)
  4. - 8th on The Best Southern Novels of All Time (Oxford American)
  5. - 9th on Harvard Book Store Staff's Favorite 100 Books (Harvard Book Store)
  6. - 16th on Koen Book Distributors Top 100 Books of the Past Century (themodernnovel.com)
  7. - 18th on 20th Century's Greatest Hits: 100 English-Language Books of Fiction (Larry McCaffery)
  8. - 19th on The Modern Library | 100 Best Novels (Modern Library)
  9. - 20th on D. G. Myers’ 50 Greatest English Language Novels (D. G. Myers)
  10. - 24th on Radcliffe's 100 Best Novels (Radcliffe Publishing Course)
  11. - 26th on Entertainment Weekly's Top 100 Novels (Entertainment Weekly)
  12. - 26th on The 100 Greatest Novels (greatbooksguide.com)
  13. - 29th on 100 Best Books (Montana State University)
  14. - 32nd on The Top 10: The Greatest Books of All Time (The Top 10 (Book))
  15. - 34th on The Novel 100: A Ranking of the Greatest Novels of All Time (The Novel 100)
  16. - 43rd on In Which These Are the 100 Greatest Novels (ThisRecording.com)
  17. - The 75 Best Books of the Past 75 Years (Parade Magazine)
  18. - National Book Award - Fiction (National Book Foundation)
  19. - Top 100 Works in World Literature (Norwegian Book Clubs, with the Norwegian Nobel Institute)
  20. - Donald Barthelme’s Reading List (Believer Mag)
  21. - The 80 Books Every Man Should Read (Esquire)
  22. - 100 Books to Read in a Lifetime (Amazon.com (USA))
  23. - The 100 Greatest American Novels, 1893 – 1993 (Jeff O'Neal at Bookriot.com)
  24. - The Book of Great Books: A Guide to 100 World Classics (Book)
  25. - From Zero to Well-Read in 100 Books (Jeff O'Neal at Bookriot.com)
  26. - How to Read and Why (Harold Bloom)
  27. - Select 100 (University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee)
  28. - The Dream of the Great American Novel (Book)
  29. - TIME Magazine All Time 100 Novels (TIME Magazine)

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