Things Fall Apart

By Achebe, Chinua

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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Things Fall Apart

by Achebe, Chinua

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1958
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London: William Heinemann, 1958. First Edition. Very Good. First edition, first printing. Bound in publisher's red cloth with spine lettered in gilt; lacking the dust jacket. Very Good. Cloth a bit worn and soiled, spine lightly sunned and gilt titles faded. Full page non-authorial gift inscription to noted activist and Nigerian politician Obijunwa Wali in appreciation of his… Read more
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Things Fall Apart

by ACHEBE, CHINUA

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1959
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New York: Astor-Honor Inc (Obolensky) , 1959. Black lettered red cloth in pictorial dust jacket. Signed on the title page by the author. Wear to extremities of dj and book. Important post war book. . Reprint. Cloth. VG/VG. 8vo.
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Things Fall Apart

by ACHEBE, Chinua

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1959
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First
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New York: McDowell Obolensky, 1959. First. hardcover. near fine/very good(-). (4), 215, (2) pages. Slim 8vo, gray cloth, just a touch soft at spine ends, edgeworn d.w. New York: McDowell Obolensky, (1959), First Edition. The second issue dust wrapper (reviews on the back panel) is chipped at the edges & corners; ownership name on flyleaf, end-papers… Read more
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Things Fall Apart

by Achebe, Chinua

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1959
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Good in poor dust jacket
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First Edition
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Ivan Obolensky, 1959. First Edition. Hardcover. Good in poor dust jacket. Good in Poor jacket Book. 8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" tall. Clean and tight First Edition in Good condition. Minor shelfwear, mostly on corner tips; notes ffep; neat underlining and a margin note or two on a few pages. Dust Jacket in Poor condition-tattered on edges, front inner panel separated… Read more
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Things Fall Apart

by Achebe, Chinua

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1966
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Later prt.
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London: Heinemann Educational Books. Nearly fine copy. 1966. Later prt.. softcover. 8vo, 187 pp., Signed by the author on the front free endpaper, The first volume of the African Writers Series .
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Things Fall Apart

by Achebe, Chinua

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1959
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McDowell Obolensky, 1959. Very good with slight dampstain to a portion of the lower half inch of the rear board (and barely visible at the bottom of the spine), not affecting the interior pages. Otherwise clean and tight. In a very good dust jacket ($3.75 price intact) with corresponding internal stain, barely visible on the exterior. Some… Read more
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Things Fall Apart (African Writers)

by Chinua Achebe

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1986-06-01
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Things Fall Apart

by Chinua Achebe

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1959
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Things Fall Apart

by Chinua Achebe

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9780679446231
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Things Fall Apart

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Things Fall Apart

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Things Fall Apart-

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1959
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Astor-Honor Publisher-, 1959. PB/ pub.1959/ Fair condition/ 215 pages- Desribes primitive society from the inside. The life of Ibo communities in the past. A hinterland community far from the coastal peoples who have been debased by their participation in the cruelities of the slave trade. (B81214). Soft Cover. Good.
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Things Fall Apart (Everyman's Library)

by Chinua Achebe

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1992-12-15
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Later Printing
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9780679417149
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Things Fall Apart

by ACHEBE, CHINUA

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2008
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Near Fine
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1st Folio Edition
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London: Folio Society, 2008. Black lettered orange cloth in cardboard slipcase. Bookplate on endpaper o/w fine copy.. 1st Folio Edition. Cloth. Near Fine. Illus. by Kareem Ilya. 8vo.
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Things Fall Apart (Guided Reader)

by Chinua Achebe

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1974-07
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9780435270100
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Macmillan Education, 1974-07. Paperback. Good.
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Things Fall Apart

by Chinua Achebe

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2008-11-05
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9781439571545
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Things Fall Apart (Guided Reader)

by Chinua Achebe

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1974-07-01
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9780435270100
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Things Fall Apart (New Windmill)

by Chinua Achebe

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1971-11-22
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9780435121624
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Things Fall Apart

by Achebe, Chinua

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1969-01-01
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Fawcett, 1969-01-01. Mass Market Paperback. Acceptable. Light water damage and resulting ripple to pages. Fair. Moderate shelf wear to covers/corners; satisfaction guaranteed. Mass market paperback binding.
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Things Fall Apart

by Chinua Achebe

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1994
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9780812458404
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Things fall apart

by Achebe, Chinua

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1978
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Heavy sunning to spine and front cover. Very mild rubbing to head and foot of spine as well as corners and edges of wrappers. T
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9780435900014
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London: Heinemann, 1978. First paperback edition, 1978 printing. Paperback. Heavy sunning to spine and front cover. Very mild rubbing to head and foot of spine as well as corners and edges of wrappers. Tiny stain to front cover. Tiny crease to back upper corner. Else pages clean and binding tight. Very good.. Paperback octavo with yellow and… Read more
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Things Fall Apart

by Achebe, Chinua

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1959
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Greenwich, Conn.: A Fawcett Premier Book / Fawcett Publications, Inc., 1959. Book. Very Good. Soft cover. 1st Paperback Edition. Mass Market Paperback. c 1959. First published in this edition, no indication of later printings. Glossary of Ibo words and phrases at rear of book. Covers with light dust soiling, edges with very gentle rubbing. 2" abrasion at top edge of… Read more
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Things Fall Apart (Everyman's Library (Cloth))

by Chinua Achebe

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1995
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Alfred a Knopf Inc, 1995. Hardcover. New. 1st edition. 181 pages. 8.50x5.25x0.75 inches.
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Things Fall Apart

by Achebe, Chinua

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Fawcett Crest. Used - Acceptable. Acceptable condition. Hinges cracked. Spine splitting. Writing inside. Pages coming loose. Reading copy only. (Race relations, Literature)
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Things Fall Apart (New Windmill)

by Chinua Achebe

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1971-11-22
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9780435121624
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Things Fall Apart

by Chinua Achebe

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Recorded Books. Good. Fast Shipping! 1997 Recorded Books Edition; Audio Cassette; Ex-library copy with normal library stamps and stickers; Tapes play well; Not remainder
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Things Fall Apart

by Achebe, Chinua

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1994-09-01
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9780385474542
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Things Fall Apart

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1994-09-01
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Things Fall Apart

by Achebe, Chinua

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9780812458404
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Things Fall Apart

by Achebe, Chinua

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2008
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9789788135036
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Things Fall Apart

by Chinua Achebe

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1994-09-01
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9780812458404
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Things Fall Apart (Penguin Modern Classics)

by Achebe, Chinua

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Things Fall Apart

by Chinua Achebe

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9780435908027
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Things Fall Apart (Everyman's Library)

by Chinua Achebe

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Things Fall Apart

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1994-09-01
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Things Fall Apart

by Chinua Achebe

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9780812458404
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Things Fall Apart: Novel-Ties Study Guide

by Chinua Achebe

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1995-01-01
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Things Fall Apart: With Connections

by Chinua Achebe

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1999-10-20
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Things fall apart; (The New windmill series, 162)

by Achebe, Chinua

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Things fall apart (Heinemann guided readers ; 9)

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Things Fall Apart

by Chinua Achebe

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Things Fall Apart

by Chinua Achebe

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McDougal Littell, 1996-03-25. Hardcover. New. Multiple available! Brand new. ISBN|0395775590 Things Fall Apart (C.)1997
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Things Fall Apart

by Achebe, Chinua

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1992
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First Printing
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9780679446231
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New York: Everyman's Library. Fine with no dust jacket. 1992. First Printing. Hardcover. 0679446230 . No dustjacket. International orders may require additional postage. ; Silk bookmark. .
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Things Fall Apart: A Novel

by Chinua Achebe

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2009
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Anchor Canada, 2009. 2nd Printing. Soft cover. As New. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. THINGS FALL APART tells two overlapping, intertwining stories, both of which center around Okonkwo, a "strong man" of an Ibo village in Nigeria. The first of these stories traces Okonkwo's fall from grace with the tribal world in which he lives, and… Read more
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Things Fall Apart

by Chinua Achebe

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1996
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9780072435184
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Anchor Books, 1996. Paperback. Very Good. Disclaimer:A copy that has been read, but remains in excellent condition. Pages are intact and are not marred by notes or highlighting, but may contain a neat previous owner name. The spine remains undamaged. At ThriftBooks, our motto is: Read More, Spend Less.Dust jacket quality is not guaranteed.
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Things Fall Apart

by Chinua Achebe

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1996
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Things Fall Apart

by Achebe, Chinua

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Perfection Learning. New. BRAND NEW, GIFT QUALITY, DIRECT FROM THE PUBLISHER! NOT MARKED UP REMAINDERS OR DINGED AND DIRTY OVERSTOCKS!|VCF
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Things Fall Apart (Read Red)

by CHINUA ACHEBE

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Things Fall Apart (Penguin Modern Classics)

by CHINUA ACHEBE

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