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Things Fall Apart by  Chinua Achebe - First Edition - 1958 - from Burnside Rare Books, ABAA (SKU: 140938717)

Things Fall Apart

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Things Fall Apart

by Achebe, Chinua

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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 service to The Society for the Study and Promotion of African Culture. The 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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Bookseller
Burnside Rare Books, ABAA US (US)
Bookseller Inventory #
140938717
Title
Things Fall Apart
Author
Achebe, Chinua
Book condition
Used - Very Good
Quantity available
1
Edition
First Edition
Publisher
William Heinemann
Place of Publication
London
Date published
1958
Bookseller catalogs
Literature;

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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.

Glossary

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First Edition
In book collecting, the first edition is the earliest published form of a book. A book may have more than one first edition in...[more]
gilt
The decorative application of gold or gold coloring to a portion of a book on the spine, edges of the text block, or an inlay in...[more]
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]
Cloth
"Cloth-bound" generally refers to a hardcover book with cloth covering the outside of the book covers. The cloth is stretched...[more]
sunned
Damage done to a book cover or dust jacket caused by exposure to direct sunlight.  Very strong fluorescent light can cause...[more]
soiled
Generally refers to minor discoloration or staining.

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