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Things Fall Apart

By Achebe, Chinua




Things Fall Apart is a 1958 English-language novel by Nigerian author Chinua Achebe. It is a staple book in schools throughout Africa and widely read and studied in English-speaking countries around the world. It is seen as the archetypal modern African novel in English, and one of the first African novels written in English to receive global critical acclaim. The title of the novel comes from William Butler Yeats' poem "The Second Coming".


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Things Fall Apart

Achebe, Chinua

London: Heinemann, 1958. First Edition. Hard Cover. Dust Jacket. First UK Edition in First Issue D/W. Publisher's red boards with gilt lettering to the spine. A neat name and date (from the year of publication) to the top right hand corner of the front free end-paper otherwise a VG++ copy. In the VERY RARE D/W priced 15s net to the inside flap (as called for). The D/W is in VG (or better) condition and is slightly darkened to the spine, nicked to the extremities and with minor foxing to the back panel and the edges of both the front and rear flaps. This iconic book is exceedingly uncommon in first edition. At the time of listing I can find no examples of the first edition in D/W for sale on the www. Achebe's classic novel of colonisation in 19th century Nigeria. # 20 in Time Magazine's All-Time Best 100 English Language Novels from 1923 to 2005 where it is described as "the author's masterpiece" and often compared to the great Greek tragedies. This is the classic African novel about how colonialism impacted and undermined traditional African culture and is the most widely read book in modern African literature. Photographs/scans available upon request.

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Things Fall Apart

Achebe, Chinua

New York: McDowell, Obolensky, 1959. First American Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/Very Good. First American edition, first printing. Signed by the author on the title page. Near Fine, with faint edge wear, bumped corners, pages toned, small tape stain to front paste down and correspondingly to front dust jacket flap. In a Very Good first issue dust jacket with publisher's price intact, exhibiting light rubbing and light edge wear. A lovely signed copy of Nigerian novelist Chinua Achebe's magnum opus, the most widely-read modern African novel.

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Price: $2,500.00


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Things Fall Apart

ACHEBE, Chinua (1930-2013)

London: William Heinemann [from 1958], 1962. First Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Fine-. 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.).

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Price: $1,665.00


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Things Fall Apart

Achebe, Chinua

London: William Heinemann, 1958. First Edition. Very Good. First edition, first printing. Bound in publisher's red cloth with spine lettered in gilt; lacking the dust jacket. Very Good. Cloth a bit worn and soiled, spine lightly sunned and gilt titles faded. Full page non-authorial gift inscription to noted activist and Nigerian politician Obijunwa Wali in appreciation of his service to The Society for the Study and Promotion of African Culture. The Nigerian novelist Chinua Achebe's magnum opus, the most widely-read modern African novel.

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Price: $1,250.00


Things Fall Apart

ACHEBE, CHINUA

New York: Astor-Honor Inc (Obolensky) , 1959. Black lettered red cloth in pictorial dust jacket. Signed on the title page by the author. Wear to extremities of dj and book. Important post war book. . Reprint. Cloth. VG/VG. 8vo.

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Price: $1,000.00


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Things Fall Apart: The Story of a Strong Man

Achebe, Chinua

New York: McDowell Obolensky, 1959. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. First American edition, first printing. Second state jacket with reviews on back panel, "Obolensky" only on spine panel. 215 p. Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket. Former owner's info written on fep, price stamped there as well. A bit of wear to cloth along bottom edge. The orange on the jacket's spine panel is faded, some rubbing and scuffing, wear at head and tail, price-clipped. Nigerian novelist Chinua Achebe's magnum opus, the most widely-read modern African novel.

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Price: $700.00


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Things Fall Apart

ACHEBE, Chinua

New York: McDowell Obolensky, 1959. First. hardcover. near fine/very good(-). 8vo, gray cloth, d.w. New York: McDowell Obolensky, (1959), First Edition. The second issue dust wrapper (reviews on the back panel) is chipped at the edges & corners; ownership name on flyleaf, end-papers slightly toned, but a very good copy of Achebe's first, well loved novel of Nigeria.

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Things Fall Apart

Achebe, Chinua

New York, New York, U.S.A.: Ivan Obolensky, 1959. First Edition. Hardcover. 3. Good in Poor jacket Book. 8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" tall. Clean and tight First Edition in Good condition. Minor shelfwear, mostly on corner tips; notes ffep; neat underlining and a margin note or two on a few pages. Dust Jacket in Poor condition-tattered on edges, front inner panel separated from front; half of DJ spine is split along edge so it forms a flap on the spine, a couple of pieces missing at top of spine. Better than no DJ at all, but just barely..

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Price: $634.00


Things Fall Apart

Achebe, Chinua

London: Heinemann Educational Books. Nearly fine copy. 1966. Later prt.. softcover. 8vo, 187 pp., Signed by the author on the front free endpaper, The first volume of the African Writers Series .

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Things Fall Apart

Achebe, Chinua

McDowell Obolensky, 1959. Very good with slight dampstain to a portion of the lower half inch of the rear board (and barely visible at the bottom of the spine), not affecting the interior pages. Otherwise clean and tight. In a very good dust jacket ($3.75 price intact) with corresponding internal stain, barely visible on the exterior. Some light wear to the corners and a chip to the bottom edge of the front panel, but overall quite attractive. A very nice copy of this scarce title, one of the most important novels to come out of Africa in the 20th Century.. 1st Edition.

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Price: $570.00


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Things Fall Apart (African Writers Series: Expanded Edition with Notes)

Chinua Achebe

1996-06-05. New. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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Price: $397.65


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Things Fall Apart

Achebe, Chinua

London: Heinemann, 1984. Paperback. Very Good. Illustrated by Uche Okeke. Signed by Achebe on the title page. Very Good in wraps, some rubbing to the spine and back wrap. Square and firmly bound with toned pages. Achebe's classic novel of colonization in 19th century Nigeria. Named to Time's list of 100 best English-language novels from 1923 to 2005.

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Price: $297.00


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Things Fall Apart (African Writers Series)

Chinua Achebe

1986-08-02. New. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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Price: $287.50


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Things Fall Apart: With Related Readings (The Emc Masterpiece Series Access Editions)

Chinua Achebe

2002-01-02. New. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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Price: $279.25


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Things Fall Apart

Achebe, Chinua

New York: McDowell, Obolensky, 1959. First American Edition. Near Fine. First American edition, first printing. Publisher's green marbled paper laid over brown cloth with spine lettered in green and orange; lacking the dust jacket. Near Fine with slight sunning to spine and slight softening to spine ends, previous owner address to front free endpaper. A lovely copy of Nigerian novelist Chinua Achebe's magnum opus, the most widely-read modern African novel.

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Price: $250.00


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Things Fall Apart (African Writers Series)

Chinua Achebe

2005-01-04. New. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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Price: $209.13


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Things Fall Apart (Bloom's Modern Critical Interpretations)

Chinua Achebe

2002-05-04. New. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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Price: $167.88


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Things Fall Apart

Chinua Achebe

2007-02-07. Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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Price: $143.17


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THINGS FALL APART

ACHEBE, Chinua:

Greenwich: Fawcett Premier Publications. 1959. First US paperback edition. First US paperback edition. Signed by the author. Publishers original card covers. A good copy. The spine with a small nick without loss, some light reading creases and slightly rolled. The contents clean throughout and without previous owner's inscriptions or stamps. Signed by Chinua Achebe in blue ink on the half title. The first volume of the author's masterful African Trilogy, followed by No Longer at Ease and Arrow of God. Widely considered the father of modern African literature, and the recipient of the Nigerian National Merit Award, Nigeria's highest accolade for intellectual achievement. In 2007 was awarded the Man Booker International Prize for lifetime achievement. From the library of Martin Stone. Further details and images for any of the items listed are available on request. Lucius Books welcomes direct contact with our customers.

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Things Fall Apart. (Lernmaterialien)

Chinua Achebe

1997-12-01. Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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Price: $131.58


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Things Fall Apart (Critical Insights)

Chinua Achebe

2010-10-15. New. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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Price: $130.42


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Things Fall Apart (Norton Critical Editions)

Chinua Achebe

2008-05-02. New. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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Price: $123.05


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Things Fall Apart

Chinua Achebe

1985-07-08. New. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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Price: $121.58


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Things Fall Apart

Chinua Achebe

1994-01-02. New. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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Price: $120.11


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Things Fall Apart: Novel-Ties Study Guide

Chinua Achebe

1995-07-05. New. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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Price: $115.69


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Things Fall Apart (New Windmills)

Chinua Achebe

1971-02-07. New. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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Price: $114.22


Things Fall Apart: With Connections (Holt McDougal Library, High School with Connections)

Chinua Achebe

1999-05-05. New. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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Price: $112.75


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Things Fall Apart (Penguin Red Classics)

Chinua Achebe

2007-05-09. New. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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Price: $108.33


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Things Fall Apart (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition)

Chinua Achebe

1994-09-09. New. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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Price: $108.33


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Things Fall Apart (Penguin Modern Classics)

Chinua Achebe

2001-09-02. New. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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Price: $106.85


Things Fall Apart (African Writers)

Chinua Achebe

1987-08-04. New. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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Price: $106.60


Things Fall Apart: A Novel

Chinua Achebe

2009-04-05. New. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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Price: $106.60


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Things Fall Apart (Everyman's Library)

Chinua Achebe

1995-09-02. New. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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Price: $105.38


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Things Fall Apart

Chinua Achebe

1994-09-08. New. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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Things Fall Apart

Chinua Achebe

1994-10-01. New. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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Price: $103.66


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Things Fall Apart: York Notes for GCSE

Chinua Achebe

1988-02-06. New. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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Price: $103.66


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Things Fall Apart (African Writers Series: Expanded Edition with Notes)

Chinua Achebe

Heinemann. Used - Good. Good condition. Expanded edition. Writing inside.

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Price: $99.99


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Things Fall Apart - Multiple Critical Perspectives

Chinua Achebe

2009-08-09. Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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Price: $99.70


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Things Fall Apart - Activity Pack

Chinua Achebe

2005-02-02. Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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Price: $99.70


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Things Fall Apart (SparkNotes Literature Guide) (SparkNotes Literature Guide Series)

Chinua Achebe

2002-05-08. New. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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Price: $97.76


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Things Fall Apart: Novel-Ties Study Guide

Chinua Achebe

1995-07-05. Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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Price: $93.66


Things Fall Apart

Chinua Achebe

Fawcet Crest, 1959. Mass Market Paperback. Good. Some wear

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Things Fall Apart

Chinua Achebe

1997-03-07. Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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Price: $87.63


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Things Fall Apart

Chinua Achebe

Good. [ No Hassle 30 Day Returns ][ Ships Daily ] [ Underlining/Highlighting: NONE ] [ Writing: None ]

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Price: $85.41


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Things Fall Apart

Chinua Achebe

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Things Fall Apart

Chinua Achebe

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Things Fall Apart

Chinua Achebe

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Things Fall Apart

Chinua Achebe

Good. [ No Hassle 30 Day Returns ][ Ships Daily ] [ Underlining/Highlighting: NONE ] [ Writing: None ]

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Things Fall Apart (Everyman's Library)

Chinua Achebe

1992-03-08. Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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Price: $85.21


Things Fall Apart - Unabridged

Chinua Achebe

2003-01-01. Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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Price: $85.00