Cover of: Things Fall Apart | Chinua Achebe

About the Edition

First published in England in 1958, THINGS FALL APART is Chinua Achebe's first and most famous novel, a classic of modern African writing. It is the story of a "strong' mand whose life is dominated by fear and anger, a powerful and moving narrative that critics have compared with classic Greek tragedy. Written with remarkable economy and subtle irony, it is uniquely and richly African and at the same time reveals Achebe's keen awareness of the human qualities common to men of all times and places.

THINGS FALL APART is no less successful as a social document, dramatizing traditional Ibo life in its first encounter with colonialism and Christianity at the turn of this century. Set in an Ibo village in Nigeria, the novel vividly recreates pre-Christian tribal life and shows how the coming of the white man led to the breaking up of the old ways.

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Edition Notes

Includes glossary of Ibo words and phrases.

Copyright Date
1959

The Physical Object

Format
Mass Market Paperback
Pagination
192 p. ;
Number of pages
192

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL18342369M
Internet Archive
thingsfallapart00chin
ISBN 10
0449208109
ISBN 13
9780449208106
OCLC/WorldCat
22060817, 749523702
Amazon.com
0449208109
Library Thing
5061284
Goodreads
1561630
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