New York: Random House, 1982. First edition of the 30th Anniversary of the author's classic work. Octavo, original cloth. Inscribed and dated by Ralph Ellison on the title page. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Ralph Ellisons first novel is "one of the most important works of the 20th century" (New York Times). It went on to win the National Book Award in 1953. It was named by Modern Library as one of the 100 greatest novels of the twentieth century and to TIME Magazine's 100 Best English-language Novels from 1923 to 2005, calling it "the quintessential American picaresque of the 20th century." According to The New York Times, President Barack Obama modeled his memoir Dreams from My Father on Ellison's novel. (Inventory #: 14070)
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