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This guide to Invisible Man provides an introduction to the novel as well as a chapter-by-chapter summary, critical commentary, and glossary. Character analysis, critical essays, a Q-and-A review, and a short author biography are also included, providing readers with critical background information and comprehension tools. Icons integrated throughout will help students to see the underlying themes, discover the depths of a character, identify literary devices, and understand the language used in the work. 128 pages, indexed, softcover.
|Title: CliffsNotes on Ellison's Invisible Man|
By: Durthy A. Washington
Number of Pages: 128
Vendor: Cliffs Notes
|Publication Date: 2000|
Dimensions: 8.25 X 5.25 (inches)
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
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