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by Ralph Ellison

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The novel opens with a Prologue describing the depressed state of the narrator, who remains nameless throughout the novel. He is an invisible man, he proclaims, and has taken to living unknown underground, sucking electricity from the state of New York into his many light bulbs that he has hung in his lair. The novel is to be the story of how he came to be in this position.

As a young boy, the narrator overhears the last words of his dying grandfather, whose message lingers with him through high school. He is struck with this idea when he is asked to give his college oration to the town's most honored white men. At the fancy ballroom where he attends the occasion, he is ushered into the battle royal with the other boys hired for the…

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Posted By surineni m #377081 at Jun 18, 2014 12:15 PM

describe theday in which the stranger makes a dramatic entry into the coach and horses?

it is from the first part of the story i hav many more questions plzz answer them as early as possible

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