New York: McDowell, Obolensky, 1959. Hardcover. 8vo (8.3 in, 21.1 cm). [vi], [1-2] 3-215  [1 blank] pp.
American edition: Prominent African author, poet, and politician during the Nigerian Civil War, Chinua Achebe (1930-2013) wrote widely on cultural, political, and social issues. Achebe was four years out of college when he published his first book, Things Fall Apart, a groundbreaking and highly-translated novel originally published in London in 1958. Chinua Achebe held over 30 honorary degrees and has won numerous literary awards.
Blockson 101 15. Cox, African Writers Vol 1, p.34. OCEL p.35. Oxford bibliographies com. Brown cloth with green and orange lettering to spine, and green marbled paper to upper cover. Top edge brown. Dust jacket in clear archival protector. Front free endpaper with previous owner name. Spine ends faded, front lower joint with small bump, endpaper gutters with faint paste action, opening blanks with two faint stains, few small faint stains to margins, cream pages faintly age-toned. Dust jacket head and tail with narrow loss and jacket edges creased with few small chips and short tears. Presentable American copy of a significant work. Very good in good+ dust jacket. Item #1071