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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Anchor Books
Publication date October 1, 1994
Binding Paperback
Edition Reprint
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9780385474542
ISBN-10 0385474547
Dimensions 0.75 by 5.25 by 8.25 in.
Weight 0.50 lbs.
Original list price $12.00
Summaries and Reviews
Summary
A classic novel about the confrontation of African tribal life with colonial rule tells the tragic story of a warrior whose manly, fearless exterior conceals bewilderment, fear, and anger at the breakdown of his society. Reprint.
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“A true classic of world literature . . . A masterpiece that has inspired generations of writers in Nigeria, across Africa, and around the world.”  —Barack Obama 

Nominated as one of America’s best-loved novels by PBS’s The Great American Read


Things Fall Apart
is the first of three novels in Chinua Achebe's critically acclaimed African Trilogy. It is a classic narrative about Africa's cataclysmic encounter with Europe as it establishes a colonial presence on the continent. Told through the fictional experiences of Okonkwo, a wealthy and fearless Igbo warrior of Umuofia in the late 1800s, Things Fall Apart explores one man's futile resistance to the devaluing of his Igbo traditions by British political andreligious forces and his despair as his community capitulates to the powerful new order.

With more than 20 million copies sold and translated into fifty-seven languages, Things Fall Apart provides one of the most illuminating and permanent monuments to African experience. Achebe does not only capture life in a pre-colonial African village, he conveys the tragedy of the loss of that world while broadening our understanding of our contemporary realities.



Editions
Hardcover
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With M. Keith Booker (other contributor) | Har/psc re edition from Salem Pr Inc (October 15, 2010)
9781587657115 | details & prices | 322 pages | 6.50 × 9.50 × 1.25 in. | 1.52 lbs | List price $95.00
About: Introductory essays reflect on Achebe's pioneering achievement and evaluate the enduring, international popularity of Things Fall Apart.
from Everymans Library (October 1, 1995)
9780679446231 | details & prices | 181 pages | 5.25 × 8.50 × 0.75 in. | 0.75 lbs | List price $19.95
About: The contemporary African writer's classic novel depicting the destruction of traditional tribal life by the white man.
from Everymans Library (June 1, 1992)
9780679417149 | details & prices | List price $15.00
About: The contemporary African writer's classic novel depicting the destruction of traditional tribal life by the white man
Paperback
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from Createspace Independent Pub (May 25, 2015)
9781512366501 | details & prices | 106 pages | 6.00 × 9.00 × 0.24 in. | 0.47 lbs | List price $10.00
Rep stg edition from Spark Pub Group (February 4, 2014)
9781411469686 | details & prices | 86 pages | 5.00 × 8.00 × 0.25 in. | 0.24 lbs | List price $5.95
About: When an essay is due and dreaded exams loom, this book offers students what they need to succeed.
from Lightning Source Inc (December 14, 2010)
9788087888476 | details & prices | 76 pages | 7.50 × 9.75 × 0.25 in. | 0.34 lbs | List price $7.75
With Francis Abiola Irele (other contributor) | Reprint edition from W W Norton & Co Inc (December 4, 2008)
9780393932195 | details & prices | 597 pages | 5.00 × 8.25 × 1.25 in. | 1.30 lbs | List price $24.15
About: Chinua Achebe’s tragic novel of pre-colonial Igbo society was a major literary and cultural event when it was published in 1958.
from Chelsea House Pub (January 1, 2002)
9780791071717 | details & prices | 6.25 × 9.50 × 0.50 in. | 0.85 lbs | List price $26.60
About: A critical overview of the work features the writings of Richard Begam, Rhonda Cobham, Emmanuel Edame Egar, Clement Okafor, Richard K.
from McGraw-Hill College (June 1, 2000)
9780072435184 | details & prices | 5.00 × 8.00 × 0.50 in. | 0.45 lbs | List price $15.65
from Anchor Books (August 1, 1997)
9789990018578 | details & prices | 5.50 × 8.00 × 0.75 in. | 0.52 lbs | List price $0.02
Expanded edition from Heinemann (November 25, 1996)
9780435905255 | details & prices | 148 pages | 5.25 × 8.00 × 0.50 in. | 0.35 lbs | List price $13.95
About: This expanded edition of Chinua Achebe's first novel portrays the collision of African and European cultures in an Igbo village.
The price comparison is for this edition
Reprint edition from Anchor Books (October 1, 1994)
9780385474542 | details & prices | 5.25 × 8.25 × 0.75 in. | 0.50 lbs | List price $12.00
About: The contemporary African writer's classic novel depicting the destruction of traditional tribal life by the white man
With Benny Goodman | from Heinemann (June 1, 1986)
9780435909888 | details & prices | 5.25 × 7.75 × 0.50 in. | 0.25 lbs | List price $5.95
This edition also contains Psychology and Sociology in Nursing
About: The story of Okonkwo, an important man in the Obi tribe, in the days when white men were first appearing on the scene.
Reissue edition from Fawcett Books (December 1, 1984)
9780449208106 | details & prices | 4.25 × 7.00 × 0.75 in. | 0.20 lbs | List price $4.95
About: The contemporary African writer's classic novel depicting the destruction of traditional tribal life by the white man
from Astor-Honor Inc (March 1, 1959)
9780839250067 | details & prices | List price $7.95
About: Okonkwo suffers much to gain a high position in his Nigerian village
Cassette/Spoken Word
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Unabridged edition from Recorded Books (December 1, 1997)
9780788708152 | details & prices | List price $30.00
About: First published in 1958, this is the story of a strong man whose life is dominated by fear and anger.
Reinforced
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from Demco Media (October 1, 1994)
9780606119795 | details & prices | 5.50 × 8.25 × 0.75 in. | 0.65 lbs | List price $18.95
About: The contemporary African writer's classic novel depicting the destruction of traditional tribal life by the white man
Prebinding
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Reprint edition from Paw Prints (November 5, 2008)
9781439571545 | details & prices | List price $24.65
About: "Things Fall Apart" tells two intertwining stories, both centering on Okonkwo, a "strong man" of an Ibo village in Nigeria.
from Turtleback Books (October 1, 1999)
9780808592778 | details & prices | 5.25 × 8.25 × 1.00 in. | 0.65 lbs | List price $23.30
About: The contemporary African writer's classic novel depicting the destruction of traditional tribal life by the white man

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