Invisible Man is a novel by Ralph Ellison that was first published in 1952. Read key facts, a plot summary, and important quotes.


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See a complete list of the characters in Invisible Man and in-depth analyses of The Narrator, Brother Jack, Ras the Exhorter, Tod Clifton, and Sybil.

Literary Devices

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