25 of the Best Covers for Ralph Ellison’s Invisible Man
On the Novel's 67th Birthday
Sixty-seven years ago, on April 14, 1952, Ralph Ellison’s Invisible Man was published to instant critical acclaim. It won the National Book Award for Fiction in 1953, and has continued to be an enduring classic, affecting generation after generation of readers and thinkers. The cover of the first edition is rightly iconic, but I realized that it’s the only one I ever see, so I dug around to see what other treatments Ellison’s masterpiece has gotten over the years. Here, for your scrolling pleasure, are 25 of the best that I found.