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Things Fall Apart: The Story of a Strong Man by  Chinua Achebe - Hardcover - First Edition - 1959 - from Burnside Rare Books, ABAA (SKU: 140907137)

Things Fall Apart: The Story of a Strong Man

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Things Fall Apart: The Story of a Strong Man

by Achebe, Chinua

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  • very good
  • hardcover
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About This Item

New York: McDowell Obolensky, 1959. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. First American edition, first printing. Second state jacket with reviews on back panel, "Obolensky" only on spine panel. 215 p. Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket. Former owner's info written on fep, price stamped there as well. A bit of wear to cloth along bottom edge. The orange on the jacket's spine panel is faded, some rubbing and scuffing, wear at head and tail, price-clipped. Nigerian novelist Chinua Achebe's magnum opus, the most widely-read modern African novel.

Synopsis

Things Fall Apart is a 1958 English-language novel by Nigerian author Chinua Achebe. It is a staple book in schools throughout Africa and widely read and studied in English-speaking countries around the world. It is seen as the archetypal modern African novel in English, and one of the first African novels written in English to receive global critical acclaim. The title of the novel comes from William Butler Yeats' poem "The Second Coming".

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Details

Bookseller
Burnside Rare Books, ABAA US (US)
Bookseller Inventory #
140907137
Title
Things Fall Apart: The Story of a Strong Man
Author
Achebe, Chinua
Format/binding
Hardcover
Book condition
Used - Very Good
Quantity available
1
Edition
First Edition
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
McDowell Obolensky
Place of Publication
New York
Date published
1959
Bookseller catalogs
Literature;

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Burnside Rare Books, ABAA

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About Burnside Rare Books, ABAA

Burnside Rare Books specializes in American and British literature, and rare nonfiction. We are located in downtown Portland, Oregon and open by appointment.

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spine
The outer portion of a book which covers the actual binding. The spine usually faces outward when a book is placed on a shelf....[more]
jacket
Sometimes used as another term for dust jacket, a protective and often decorative wrapper, usually made of paper which wraps...[more]
good+
A term used to denote a condition a slight grade better than Good.
First Edition
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second state
used in book collecting to refer to a first edition, but after some change has been made in the printing, such as a correction,...[more]
rubbing
Abrasion or wear to the surface. Usually used in reference to a book's boards or dust-jacket.
tail
The heel of the spine.
Cloth
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