Invisible Man (SparkNotes Literature Guide)

Invisible Man (SparkNotes Literature Guide)

by SparkNotes, Ralph Ellison

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Invisible Man

  • Featuring explanations of key Themes, Motifs, and Symbols including:
Invisibility Racism and Individual Identity

Blindness The Limitations of Ideology

The Sambo Doll The Liberty Paints Plant

  • And detailed analysis of these important characters:
The Narrator

Brother Jack

Ras the Exhorter


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  • Key Facts about the Work
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  • Author’s Historical Context
  • Suggested Essay Topics
  • 25-Question Review Quiz

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781586634117
Publisher: Sterling
Publication date: 08/01/2003
Series: SparkNotes Literature Guide Series
Edition description: Older Edition
Pages: 96
Product dimensions: 5.25(w) x 8.25(h) x (d)

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Invisible Man (SparkNotes Literature Guide Series) 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 17 reviews.
Christina Campbell More than 1 year ago
Maybe in the earlier ebook version it was not clear, but looking at the cover and publisher it is obviously a guide to the actual story. Helpful wwhen used for iits purrpose.
mrs_moo_2u More than 1 year ago
Misleading. The abstract does not clarify if this is the real book or a "Cliff's Notes" issue. This is simply a Student synopsis for those who need assistance with the book. WHY have this avaiable if you do not sell the real eBook? Very disappointing.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
12 im a shape shifter and i can blend in with shadows idk what i wolud be in
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Name: Austin 'The Blind Storyteller' Karter Fightmaster(last name totally opposite her she dont fight physically.)<br> Age: 17 <br> Tribe: Apalanche(dont correct me please.) The ghost people <br> Gender: female <br> Appearance: 5'7, 90 lbs, black hair, "deathly" pale skin, layered jet black hair, bangs always covering one eye, long-sleeved shirts (gray or black), black ripped skinny jeans, black converse, bright white eyes (permanently blind), snakebites, she has a tattoo of angel wings on her back (rarely seen sometimes due to her shirt the tops of the wings may be seen), a tattoo of a semicolon on her wrist, tattoos of barbed wire around her thigh (rarely seen) and the chinese characters for wisdom on her chest over her heart<br> Personality: very shy, befriend her and she might tell you stories. :D, keeps to herself most of the time <br> Bad habits: having low self-esteem and a bit of trouble with speaking when she can't think of a word to say she will usually sign it first <br> <br> <br> You will usually find her in trees or far away from people telling her stories to ghost children. <br> Ghosties: <br> Lacey Mae (infant), D.J (teen), Phillip Daniel (infant), and few others. (I will usually be on at night. Im in Cali so yall might be off by then.) <br> Relationship: none not sure if she wants one.<br>
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
See 'athenian constitut', res 6. Take out the Godly Parent, add on her tribe as Grede.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Name: your not that stupid<br> Age: 16 <br> Type: aniphe (probably didnt spell that right) <br> Power: is sly and fast like a fox. Also takes on good hearing from foxes but is color blind. Can talk to most K9s<br> Looks: 5 feet 11 inches tall exactly. Has green eyes. He has blonde longish hair and always wears a pair of sunglasses.<br> Personality: meet him.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Name: Patricia White Age: 15 Gender: Female Talents: Invisibility Tribe: Grende Looks: 5 ft. 4 in., brown hair with natural blonde highlights, curvy, blue eyes. Clothes: rolled up past ankle skinny jeans
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ordered this &quot;sparknote&quot; over an hour ago and they still havent emailed me.  &quot;INSTANT DELIVERY&quot; my ass. it told me i would receive 2 emails within 5 minutes of ordering and paying.  its been an hour. screw you B&amp;N
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The most helpful thing for book reports. It helps me with notes and the overall essay. Must Have!
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Guest More than 1 year ago
This novel is a very interisting find. People who have mixed opinions about racism, read this book and it will change your mind. I found this book to be very slow but, the the knowledge that I gained was worth every word that I read! I would recommend this book to beginners, as well as college level readers. I guarentee that you will get more wrinkles in your brain by the end of the book from all of the knowledge that you picked up throughout the novel.
Guest More than 1 year ago
It was a good book
Guest More than 1 year ago
The book was very interesting. The author is a great writer. The book is very easy to follow along with. If you are not a good reader I would try this book. The book talks about a man who is in the early 1900's and feels invisible to society. The character is a wanderful speaker. Well I will not tell you the story you will have to read it for yourself.