An edition of Things Fall Apart (1958)

Things Fall Apart

1st Anchor Books ed. (30)
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An edition of Things Fall Apart (1958)

Things Fall Apart

1st Anchor Books ed. (30)
  • 3.98 ·
  • 60 Ratings
  • 955 Want to read
  • 92 Currently reading
  • 98 Have read

Things Fall Apart is the debut novel by Nigerian author Chinua Achebe, first published in 1958. It depicts pre-colonial life in the southeastern part of Nigeria and the arrival of Europeans during the late 19th century. It is seen as the archetypal modern African novel in English, and one of the first to receive global critical acclaim. It is a staple book in schools throughout Africa and is widely read and studied in English-speaking countries around the world. The novel was first published in the UK in 1962 by William Heinemann Ltd, and became the first work published in Heinemann's African Writers Series.

The novel follows the life of Okonkwo, an Igbo ("Ibo" in the novel) man and local wrestling champion in the fictional Nigerian clan of Umuofia. The work is split into three parts, with the first describing his family, personal history, and the customs and society of the Igbo, and the second and third sections introducing the influence of European colonialism and Christian missionaries on Okonkwo, his family, and the wider Igbo community.

Things Fall Apart was followed by a sequel, No Longer at Ease (1960), originally written as the second part of a larger work along with Arrow of God (1964). Achebe states that his two later novels A Man of the People (1966) and Anthills of the Savannah (1987), while not featuring Okonkwo's descendants, are spiritual successors to the previous novels in chronicling African history.



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Publisher
Anchor Books
Language
English
Pages
209

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Things Fall Apart
2017, Penguin Books
paperback in English - reprint (111)
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2007, VHSG
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Things Fall Apart
2006, aws
Paperback in English - Expanded edition with notes, reprint (20)
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Things Fall Apart
2004, Penguin Books
paperback in English - Special Sales edition (1)
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Things Fall Apart
2001, Penguin Books
Paperback in English - Penguin Classic edition (049)
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Things Fall Apart
1994, Anchor Books
Paperback in English - 1st Anchor Books ed. (30)
Cover of: Things Fall Apart
Things Fall Apart
1966, Heinemann Educaitonal Books
paperback in English - 1962 edition reprint
Cover of: Things Fall Apart
Things Fall Apart
1959, Fawcett Publications
mass market paperback in English - reprint (16)
Cover of: Things Fall Apart
Things Fall Apart
1959, Astor-Honor, Inc.
paperback in English
Cover of: Things Fall Apart
Things Fall Apart
1959, Fawcett Publications
Mass Market Paperback in English

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Published in

New York, USA

Edition Notes

USA

Genre
Fiction.
Copyright Date
1959

Classifications

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

The Physical Object

Format
Paperback
Pagination
209 p. ;
Number of pages
209

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL1089342M
ISBN 10
0385474547
ISBN 13
9780385474542
LCCN
94013429
OCLC/WorldCat
440540646, 30111784
Paperback Swap
0385474547
Amazon ID (ASIN)
0385474547
Library Thing
5061284
Goodreads
55845279

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