Things Fall Apart
ISBN: 0385474547
EAN13: 9780385474542
Language: English
Pages: 224
Dimensions: 1.00" H x 8.00" L x 5.00" W
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Penguin Books
Book Overview
Achebe's first novel portrays the collision of African and European cultures in people's lives. Okonkwo, a great man in Igbo traditional society, cannot adapt to the profound changes brought about by British colonial rule. Yet, as in classic tragedy, Okonkwo's downfall results from his own character as well as from external forces.
Editor Reviews
From the front Cover This is Chinua Achebe's classic novel, with more than two million copies sold since its first U.S. publication in 1969. Combining a richly African story with the author's keen awareness of the qualities common to all humanity, Achebe here shows that he is gloriously gifted, with the magic of an ebullient, generous, great talent. -- Nadine Gordimer