The Stories of Vladimir Nabokov

The Stories of Vladimir Nabokov

Book - 1995 | First American edition.
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From the writer who shocked and delighted the world with his novels Lolita, Pale Fire,
and Ada, or Ardor , and so many others, comes a magnificent collection of stories. Written between the 1920s and 1950s, these sixty-five tales--eleven of which have been translated into English for the first time--display all the shades of Nabokov's imagination. They range from sprightly fables to bittersweet tales of loss, from claustrophobic exercises in horror to a connoisseur's samplings of the table of human folly. Read as a whole, The Stories of Vladimir Nabokov offers and intoxicating draft of the master's genius, his devious wit, and his ability to turn language into an instrument of ecstasy.
Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 1995.
Edition: First American edition.
ISBN: 9780679729976
0679729976
Branch Call Number: FIC Nabok
Characteristics: xiv, 659 pages ; 26 cm

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