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About the Book

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.

About the Edition

More than two million copies of Things Fall Apart have been sold in the United States since it was first published here in 1959. Worldwide, there are eight million copies in print in fifty different languages. This is Chinua Achebe's masterpiece and it is often compared to the great Greek tragedies, and currently sells more than one hundred thousand copies a year in the United States.

A simple story of a "strong man" whose life is dominated by fear and anger, Things Fall Apart is written with remarkable economy and subtle irony. Uniquely and richly African, at the same time it reveals Achebe's keen awareness of the human qualities common to men of all times and places.
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Edition Notes

U.S. edition

Copyright Date
1959

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
823
Library of Congress
PR9387.9.A3 T5 1994

The Physical Object

Format
Paperback

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL24241310M
Internet Archive
thingsfallapart00ache_ldx
ISBN 10
0385474547
ISBN 13
9780385474542
LC Control Number
94013429
OCLC/WorldCat
829900387
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0385474547
Amazon.com
0385474547

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