Things Fall Apart

Price: 1,665.00 USD

London: William Heinemann [from 1958], 1962. A superb Second Impression of Achebe's debut novel (and masterpiece), the most widely read book (and one of the scarcest) in modern African literature. Illustrated by C. W. Bacon. Small, slim 8vo (183 x 120mm): [6],185,[1]pp. Publisher's terra-cotta cloth, spine stamped in gilt; illustrated dust jacket priced 15s. A brilliant example, tight, square and only lightly read (if at all); about Fine jacket (slight waviness to back panel, head of spine panel lightly nicked). Very scarce thus. Published at the dawn of Nigeria's independence from the United Kingdom, this short novel by the Nigerian writer and the first volume of Heinemann's iconic African Writers Series recounts the rise and fall of one man, Okonkwo, in the early days of British colonialism in Nigeria. "Whilst many works of literature are referred to as seminal, Achebe's Things Fall Apart can claim to be so in the most accurate sense of the word. Its initial success established the African Writers Series as a major provider of African fiction and poetry in English and in English translation. Since its publication, Things Fall Apart has been translated into fifty languages and sold 11 million copies worldwide . . . it is amongst the most important novels of the twentieth-century in any language, from anywhere in the world." (Literary Encyclopedia) N. B. With few exceptions (always identified), we only stock books in exceptional condition, with dust jackets carefully preserved in archival, removable mylar sleeves. All orders are packaged with care and posted promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed. (Fine Editions Ltd is a member of the Independent Online Booksellers Association, and we subscribe to its codes of ethics.). First Edition. Fine.


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