Invisible Man Summary
Ralph Ellison

Everything you need to understand or teach Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison.

  • Battle Royal; or, The Invisible Man Summary & Study Guide
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  • 30 Invisible Man Lessons
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  • 180 Multiple Choice Questions
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Battle Royal; or, The Invisible Man Summary

"Battle Royal" is the name of the first chapter of Ralph Ellison's 1952 novel Invisible Man. This first chapter was originally published as a short story in the October 1947 issue of the English literary periodical Horizon and entitled "The Invisible Man." "Battle Royal" is the name adopted by subsequent anthologies to differentiate the story from the novel of the same name.

Ellison's novel won him fast and sustained acclaim as a major writer of the...

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