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Invisible Man, The

noun
1.
a novel (1897) by H.G. Wells.
2.
a novel (1952) by Ralph Ellison.
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  • Kemp made three swift steps to the door, and forthwith the invisible man—his legs had vanished—sprang to his feet with a shout.

    The Invisible Man H. G. Wells
  • "That is the one evil of our country," answered the invisible man.

  • He gestured to Jim, and with a great effort took a step in the invisible man's direction.

  • That was how he strictly felt: invisible and undefined, rather like Wells' invisible man.

    Aaron's Rod D. H. Lawrence
  • An invisible man with a knife is more deadly than a dozen ordinary men with modern armament.

    The Highest Treason Randall Garrett
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Invisible Man definition


(1952) A novel by African-American author Ralph Ellison. Set in the United States in the 1930s, it depicts a black man's struggle for identity. It won a National Book Award in 1953.

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