Vladimir Nabokov


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    General Fiction

    Feb-2011

    Published two weeks after his seventieth birthday, Ada, or Ardor is one of Nabokov's greatest masterpieces, the glorious culmination of his career as a novelist.  It tells a love story troubled by incest.  But more: it is also at once a fairy tal...

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    Literary

    Nov-2009

    When Vladimir Nabokov died in 1977, he left instructions for his heirs to burn the 138 hand-written index cards that made up the rough draft of his final and unfinished novel, "The Original of Laura." But Nabokov's wife, Vera, could not bear to destr...

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    Literary

    Jan-2009

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    General Fiction

    Jan-2004

    One of the best-loved of Nabokov's novels, "Pnin" features his funniest and most heart-rending character. Professor Timofey Pnin is a haplessly disoriented Russian emigre precariously employed on an American college campus in the 1950s. Pnin struggle...

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    Literary

    Jan-2004

    Vintage Readers are a perfect introduction to some of the greatest modern writers presented in attractive, accessible paperback editions. It was Nabokov s gift to bring paradise wherever he alighted. John Updike, "The New York Review of Books "Novel...

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    General Fiction

    Aug-2003

    In this Readers' Guide, Christine Clegg examines the critical history of Lolita through a broad range of interpretations. Although early criticism of the text polarized around 'that' question - is it literature or pornography? - the influence of Amer...

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    General Fiction

    Mar-2001

    A man at his desk is interrupted by the appearance of a woodland elf in his room; the piano maestro Bachmann ends his career; a barber shaves the face of a man who once tortured him; and, a shy dreamer makes a deal with the Devil. In these sixty-five...

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    General Fiction

    Jul-2000

    Nabokov s third novel, The Luzhin Defense, is a chilling story of obsession and madness. As a young boy, Luzhin was unattractive, distracted, withdrawn, sullen an enigma to his parents and an object of ridicule to his classmates. He takes up chess as...

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    Literary

    Nov-1996

    The library of America is dedicated to publishing America's best and most significant writing in handsome, enduring volumes, featuring authoritative texts. Hailed as the "finest-looking, longest-lasting editions ever made" (The New Republic), Library...

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    Literary

    Nov-1996

    The library of America is dedicated to publishing America's best and most significant writing in handsome, enduring volumes, featuring authoritative texts. Hailed as the "finest-looking, longest-lasting editions ever made" (The New Republic), Library...

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    Literary

    Nov-1996

    The library of America is dedicated to publishing America's best and most significant writing in handsome, enduring volumes, featuring authoritative texts. Hailed as the "finest-looking, longest-lasting editions ever made" (The New Republic), Library...

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    General Fiction

    Nov-1995

    From Vladimir Nabokov, the writer who shocked and delighted the world with his novels Lolita, Pale Fire, and Ada, or Ardor, comes a magnificent collection of stories. Written between the 1920s and the 1950s, these sixty-eight tales fourteen of which ...

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    Suspense

    Feb-1992

    The Real Life of Sebastian Knight, the first novel Nabokov wrote in English, is a tantalizing literary mystery in which a writer s half brother searches to unravel the enigma of the life of the famous author of Albinos in Black, The Back of the Moon,...

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    General Fiction

    Nov-1991

    Glory is the wryly ironic story of Martin Edelweiss, a twenty-two-year-old Russian emigre of no account, who is in love with a girl who refuses to marry him. Convinced that his life is about to be wasted and hoping to impress his love, he decides to ...

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    General Fiction

    May-1991

    The Gift is the last of the novels Nabokov wrote in his native language and the crowning achievement of that period in his literary career. It is also his ode to Russian literature, evoking the works of Pushkin, Gogol, and others in the course of its...

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    General Fiction

    Sep-1990

    Nabokov's fourth novel, The Eye is as much a farcical detective story as it is a profoundly refractive tale about the vicissitudes of identities and appearances. Nabokov's protagonist, Smurov, is a lovelorn, excruciatingly self-conscious Russian emig...

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    General Fiction

    Aug-1990

    Nabokov's third novel, The Luzhin Defense, is a chilling story of obsession and madness. As a young boy, Luzhin was unattractive, distracted, withdrawn, sullen--an enigma to his parents and an object of ridicule to his classmates. He takes up chess a...

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    General Fiction

    Jun-1990

    As intricate as a house of mirrors, Nabokov s last novel is an ironic play on the Janus-like relationship between fiction and reality. It is the autobiography of the eminent Russian-American author Vadim Vadimovich N. (b. 1899), whose life bears an u...

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    General Fiction

    Apr-1990

    The first novel Nabokov wrote while living in America and the most overtly political novel he ever wrote, Bend Sinister is a modern classic. While it is filled with veiled puns and characteristically delightful wordplay, it is, first and foremost, a ...

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    General Fiction

    Mar-1990

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    General Fiction

    Feb-1990

    Published two weeks after Vladimir Nabokov s seventieth birthday, "Ada, or Ardor" is one of his greatest masterpieces, the glorious culmination of his career as a novelist. It tells a love story troubled by incest, but it is also at once a fairy tale...

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    General Fiction

    Nov-1989

    In a Berlin rooming house filled with an assortment of serio-comic Russian emigres, Lev Ganin, a vigorous young officer poised between his past and his future, relives his first love affair. His memories of Mary are suffused with the freshness of you...

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    General Fiction

    Oct-1989

    "Transparent Things revolves around the four visits of the hero--sullen, gawky Hugh Person--to Switzerland . . .As a young publisher, Hugh is sent to interview R., falls in love with Armande on the way, wrests her, aftermultiple humiliations, from a ...

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    General Fiction

    Sep-1989

    Like Kafka s The Castle, Invitation to a Beheading embodies a vision of a bizarre and irrational world. In an unnamed dream country, the young man Cincinnatus C. is condemned to death by beheading for gnostical turpitude, an imaginary crime that defi...

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    General Fiction

    Jul-1989

    This novel is the story of Dreyer, a wealthy and boisterous proprietor of a men s clothing emporium. Ruddy, self-satisfied, and thoroughly masculine, he is perfectly repugnant to his exquisite but cold middle-class wife, Martha. Attracted to his mone...

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    General Fiction

    Jun-1989

    In this collection of short stories Vladimir Nabokov reflects upon the Russian "emigre" world of the 20s and 30s. Disconsolate, uprooted characters make up a tapestry which is shot through with nostalgia and irony. Vladimir Nabokov also wrote "Lolita...

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    General Fiction

    May-1989

    Extensively revised by Nabokov in 1965 thirty years after its original publication Despair is the wickedly inventive and richly derisive story of Hermann, a man who undertakes the perfect crime: his own murder. A beautiful mystery plot, not to be rev...

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    General Fiction

    Dec-1987

    The Enchanter is the Ur-Lolita, the precursor to Nabokov s classic novel. At once hilarious and chilling, it tells the story of an outwardly respectable man and his fatal obsession with certain pubescent girls, whose coltish grace and subconscious co...

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    General Fiction

    Feb-1982

    Albinus, a respectable, middle-aged man and aspiring filmmaker, abandons his wife for a lover half his age: Margot, who wants to become a movie star herself. When Albinus introduces her to Rex, an American movie producer, disaster ensues. What emerge...

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    General Fiction

    Oct-1980

    For two decades, first at Wellesley and then at Cornell, Nabokov introduced undergraduates to the delights of great fiction. Here, collected for the first time, are his famous lectures, which include Mansfield Park, Bleak House, and Ulysses. Edited a...

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    General Fiction

    Aug-1973

    A baker's dozen of fiction by a modern master that spans the twentieth century from the last days of the Czars, to the Bolshevik Revolution, Nazi Germany, and contemporary middle-class America. Looking back nostalgically to the past and ahead to a fu...

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    General Fiction

    Jun-1971

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    General Fiction

    Oct-1968

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    General Fiction

    Jun-1962

    An adventure, a novel, a romance, a satire ...this totally unusual work by the world-famous author of Lolita is a true original: a one-of-a-kind book. Critics have praised it, readers have devoured it, writers have exalted and admired it. But no one ...

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    General Fiction

    Aug-1958

    When it was published in 1955, "Lolita" immediately became a cause celebre because of the freedom and sophistication with which it handled the unusual erotic predilections of its protagonist. But Vladimir Nabokov's wise, ironic, elegant masterpiece o...

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    Thriller

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