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The Invisible Man
  • Bandtyp: Häftad
  • Språk: Engelska
  • Utgiven: 201704
  • Antal sidor: 194
  • Vikt i gram: 268
  • ISBN10:1545383626
  • ISBN13:9781545383629

The Invisible Man

(Häftad)
Beskrivning:

The narrator, an unnamed black man, begins by describing his living conditions: an underground room wired with hundreds of electric lights, operated by power stolen from the city's electric grid. He reflects on the various ways in which he has experienced social invisibility during his life and begins to tell his story, returning to his teenage years.The narrator lives in a small Southern town and, upon graduating from high school, wins a scholarship to an all-black college. However, in order to receive it, he must first take part in a brutal, humiliating battle royal for the entertainment of the town's rich white dignitaries.One afternoon during his junior year at the college, the narrator chauffeurs Mr. Norton, a visiting rich white trustee, out among the old slave-quarters beyond the campus. By chance, he stops at the cabin of Jim Trueblood, who has caused a scandal by impregnating both his wife and his daughter in his sleep. Trueblood's account horrifies Mr. Norton so badly that he asks the narrator to find him a drink. The narrator drives him to a bar filled with patients from a nearby mental hospital, who rail against both of them and eventually overwhelm the orderly stationed there to keep the patients under control. The narrator hurries Mr. Norton away from the chaotic scene and back to campus.Dr. Bledsoe, the college president, excoriates the narrator for showing Mr. Norton the underside of black life beyond the campus and expels him. However, Bledsoe gives several letters of recommendation to the narrator, to be delivered to friends of the college in order to assist him in finding a job so that he may eventually re-enroll. The narrator travels to New York and distributes his letters, with no success; the son of one recipient shows him the letter, which reveals Bledsoe's intent to never admit the narrator as a student again.

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