So much to read, so little time? This brief overview of Invisible Man tells you what you need to know—before or after you read Ralph Ellison’s book. Crafted and edited with care, Worth Books set the standard for quality and give you the tools you need to be a well-informed reader. This short summary and analysis of Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison includes: Historical context Chapter-by-chapter summaries Detailed timeline of key events in Ralph Ellison’s life Analysis of the main characters Themes and symbols A note on the author’s style Important quotes Fascinating trivia Glossary of terms Supporting material to enhance your understanding of the original work About Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison: A 20th-century classic, Invisible Man is the story of a young man’s journey to self-discovery—from growing up black in the post-war South, to being expelled from a Negro college, to moving to Harlem and joining an activist organization called the “Brotherhood,” to disappearing into the city’s underbelly and becoming truly invisible…. More than a commentary on issues of race in America, Invisible Man is an extraordinary story of identity, truth, and what it means to be human in a broken world. Winner of the National Book Award, Invisible Man is no less pertinent today than it was upon its initial publication in 1952. The summary and analysis in this ebook are intended to complement your reading experience and bring you closer to a great work of fiction.