London: William Heinemann, 1962, 1960, 1964. [Modern Literature] COMPLETE TRILOGY. The first volume being a third printing the other two being first printings. Three volumes, (21 x 14 x 7cm). Publisher's hardcovers in pictorial dust-wrappers. A moderately used set with some acceptable dustiness and sunning. A very good, uniform set with same owner name to each volume. The highly respected Igbo chieftain's acclaimed trilogy, the first of which is seen as the archetypal modern African novel in English, and also the most widely read and studied. The story concerns the break-up of Nigerian tribal life in the pre- and post-colonial period of the late nineteenth century. Achebe has been described as Africa's greatest storyteller and was decorated with a host of scholarly and literary awards including the Man Booker International Prize. He also received over 30 honorary degrees worldwide. Item #55370
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