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  • Lolitaby Vladimir Nabokov

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2010; US$ 15.95

    Awe and exhiliration--along with heartbreak and mordant wit--abound in Lolita , Nabokov's most famous and controversial novel, which tells the story of the aging Humbert Humbert's obsessive, devouring, and doomed passion for the nymphet Dolores Haze. Lolita is also the story of a hypercivilized European colliding with the cheerful barbarism of postwar... more...

  • Pninby Vladimir Nabokov

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 15.00

    Pnin is a professor of Russian at an American college who takes the wrong train to deliver a lecture in a language he cannot master. Pnin is a tireless lover who writes to his treacherous Liza: "A genius needs to keep so much in store, and thus cannot offer you the whole of himself as I do." Pnin is the focal point of subtle academic conspiracies he... more...

  • The Luzhin Defenseby Vladimir Nabokov

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 15.95

    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 As a young boy, Luzhin was unattractive,  distracted, withdrawn, sullen--an enigma to his parents and an object of ridicule to his classmates.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 a refuge from the anxiety of his everyday life.  His talent is prodigious and he rises to the rank... more...

  • The Eyeby Vladimir Nabokov

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 15.00

    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 émigré living in prewar Berlin, who commits suicide after being humiliated by a jealous husband, only... more...

  • Gloryby Vladimir Nabokov

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 15.00

    Glory is the wryly ironic story of Martin Edelweiss, a twenty-two-year-old Russian émigré 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 embarks on a "perilous, daredevil project"--an illegal attempt to re-enter the Soviet Union, from which he and... more...

  • The Real Life of Sebastian Knightby Vladimir Nabokov

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 16.00

    "Nabokov writes prose the only way it should be written, that is, ecstatically." -- John Updike The Real Life of Sebastian Knight is a perversely magical literary detective story -- subtle, intricate, leading to a tantalizing climax -- about the mysterious life of a famous writer. Many people knew things about Sebastian Knight as a distinguished novelist,... more...

  • Lolita: A Screenplayby Vladimir Nabokov

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 15.00

    The screenplay for Kubrik's 1962 film tells the story of an older man's obsession with a young girl. more...

  • Vintage Nabokovby Vladimir Nabokov

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 9.95

    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 Novelist, poet, critic, translator, and, above all, a peerless imaginer, Vladimir Nabokov was arguably... more...

  • Maryby Vladimir Nabokov

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 15.00

    Mary is a gripping tale of youth, first love, and nostalgia--Nabokov's first novel.  In a Berlin rooming house filled with an assortment of seriocomic Russian émigrés, 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 youth and the idyllic... more...

  • The Enchanterby Vladimir Nabokov

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 15.00

    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 coquetry reveal, to his mind, a special bud on the verge of bloom. more...