CliffsNotes on Ellison's Invisible Man

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The original CliffsNotes study guides offer expert commentary on major themes, plots, characters, literary devices, and historical background. The latest generation of titles in this series also feature glossaries and visual elements that complement the classic, familiar format.

With CliffsNotes on Invisible Man, you accompany a young black man in Harlem during his process of self-discovery and individuality. Through a difficult passage into manhood, author Ralph Ellison writes...

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Overview


The original CliffsNotes study guides offer expert commentary on major themes, plots, characters, literary devices, and historical background. The latest generation of titles in this series also feature glossaries and visual elements that complement the classic, familiar format.

With CliffsNotes on Invisible Man, you accompany a young black man in Harlem during his process of self-discovery and individuality. Through a difficult passage into manhood, author Ralph Ellison writes of the alienation of humans in everyday life, yet remains whole and optimistic.

This concise supplement to Ellison's Invisible Man helps you understand the overall structure of the novel, actions and motivations of the characters, and the social and cultural perspectives of the author. In addition to chapter-by chapter summaries and commentaries, other features include

  • Character analyses of major players
  • A character map that graphically illustrates the relationships among the characters
  • Critical essays on the novel's symbolism and setting, profiles of leadership, and more
  • A review section that tests your knowledge
  • Background of the author, including career highlights and literary influences

Classic literature or modern modern-day treasure — you'll understand it all with expert information and insight from CliffsNotes study guides.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780764586569
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Publication date: 12/15/2000
  • Series: Cliffs Notes Series
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 128
  • Sales rank: 363,420
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.31 (d)

Meet the Author


DURTHY A. WASHINGTON has published numerous articles, essays, and book reviews. She lives in Colorado Springs, Colorado, where she currently serves as English Instructor and Writing Center Director at the U.S. Air Force Academy.
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Table of Contents


Life and Background of the Author.

Introduction to the Novel.

Critical Commentaries.

Prologue.

Chapter 1.

Chapter 2.

Chapters 3-4.

Chapters 5-6.

Chapters 7-9.

Chapters 10-12.

Chapter 13.

Chapters 14-16.

Chapter 17.

Chapters 18-19.

Chapters 20-21.

Chapter 22.

Chapter 23.

Chapter 24.

Chapter 25.

Epilogue.

Character Analyses.

Critical Essays.

Cliffs Notes Review.

Cliffs Notes Resource Center.

Index.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 11, 2005

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    I think this book was intitled to fit black men and is a great reference to Black America

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