A lower priced version of this book is available
Save £1.98 (22%) by choosing the Kindle Edition.
£4.99
Kindle price
£6.97
Paperback price

Save <span class="a-color-price">£1.98 (22%)</span> by choosing the Kindle Edition. Read now with the free Kindle app
Available on iOS, Android, Mac & PC.
  • RRP: £8.99
  • You Save: £2.02 (22%)
FREE UK Delivery on book orders dispatched by Amazon over £10.
In stock.
Dispatched from and sold by Amazon.
+ £2.80 delivery
Used: Very Good | Details
Condition: Used: Very Good
Comment: Expedited shipping available on this book. The book has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged.
Have one to sell?
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See all 2 images

Things Fall Apart (Penguin Red Classics) Paperback – 26 Jan 2006

4.5 out of 5 stars 311 customer reviews

See all 87 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price
New from Used from
Kindle Edition
Paperback, 26 Jan 2006
£6.97
£3.82 £1.30
Audio Download, Unabridged
Note: This item is eligible for click and collect. Details
Pick up your parcel at a time and place that suits you.
  • Choose from over 13,000 locations across the UK
  • Prime members get unlimited deliveries at no additional cost
How to order to an Amazon Pickup Location?
  1. Find your preferred location and add it to your address book
  2. Dispatch to this address when you check out
Learn more
click to open popover


Frequently bought together

  • Things Fall Apart (Penguin Red Classics)
  • +
  • Foe (Penguin Essentials)
  • +
  • The Accidental
Total price: £21.91
Buy the selected items together

Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.

  • Apple
  • Android
  • Windows Phone

To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.



Only on Amazon: One product for every need Only on Amazon: New Releases


Product details

  • Paperback: 208 pages
  • Publisher: Penguin Classics (26 Jan. 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 9780141023380
  • ISBN-13: 978-0141023380
  • ASIN: 0141023384
  • Product Dimensions: 18.1 x 1.5 x 11.1 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars 311 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 4,787 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
  • Would you like to tell us about a lower price?
    If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support?

Product description

Synopsis

Okonowo is the greatest warrior alive. His fame has spread like a bushfire in West Africa and he is one of the most powerful men of his clan. But he also has a fiery temper. Determined not to be like his father, he refuses to show weakness to anyone - even if the only way he can master his feelings is with his fists. When outsiders threaten the traditions of his clan, Okonowo takes violent action. Will the great man's dangerous pride eventually destroy him?

About the Author

Chinua Achebe was born in Nigeria in 1930. He was raised in the large village of Ogidi, one of the first centers of Anglican missionary work in Eastern Nigeria, and was a graduate of University College, Ibadan. His early career in radio ended abruptly in 1966, when he left his post as Director of External Broadcasting in Nigeria during the national upheaval that led to the Biafran War. Achebe joined the Biafran Ministry of Information and represented Biafra on various diplomatic and fund-raising missions. He was appointed Senior Research Fellow at the University of Nigeria, Nsukka, and began lecturing widely abroad. For over fifteen years, he was the Charles P. Stevenson Professor of Languages and Literature at Bard College. He was Professor at the David and Marianna Fisher University and Professor of Africana studies at Brown University. Chinua Achebe wrote over twenty books - novels, short stories, essays and collections of poetry - and received numerous honours from around the world, including the Honourary Fellowship of the American Academy of Arts and Letters, as well as honourary doctorates from more than thirty colleges and universities. He was also the recipient of Nigeria's highest award for intellectual achievement, the Nigerian National Merit Award. In 2007, he won the Man Booker International Prize for Fiction. Chinua Achebe died in 2013.


311 customer reviews

4.5 out of 5 stars

By customer groups & interests
Literature
4.5
Literary Fiction
4.3
Children's Books
4.4

Review this product

Share your thoughts with other customers

Read reviews that mention

Showing 1-8 of 311 reviews

25 February 2017
Format: PaperbackVerified Purchase
6 people found this helpful
Comment Report abuse
11 August 2018
Format: Kindle EditionVerified Purchase
10 December 2015
Format: PaperbackVerified Purchase
2 people found this helpful
Comment Report abuse
17 January 2015
Format: Kindle EditionVerified Purchase
4 people found this helpful
Comment Report abuse
29 May 2018
Format: PaperbackVerified Purchase
One person found this helpful
Comment Report abuse
VINE VOICE
19 July 2016
Format: PaperbackVerified Purchase
13 February 2013
Format: PaperbackVerified Purchase
One person found this helpful
Comment Report abuse
4 November 2015
Format: PaperbackVerified Purchase
One person found this helpful
Comment Report abuse

Would you like to see more reviews about this item?

Where's My Stuff?

Delivery and Returns

Need Help?