Written in mischievous and magically flowing prose by the acclaimed author of Lolita and Pale Fire, Ada or Ardor is a romance that follows Ada from her first childhood meeting with Van Veen on his uncle's country estate, in a 'dream-bright' America, through eighty years of rapture, as they cross continents, are continually parted and reunited, come to learn the strange truth about their singular relationship and, decades later, put their extraordinary experiences into words.
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On the country estate of his art-collecting uncle, Van Veen meets Ada, his beautiful cousin. Their relationship flourishes, but both were born into one of America's illustrious families, a vast over-extended empire, and this causes problems for the lovers.About the Author:
Vladimir Nabokov (1899-1977) was one of the great writers of the twentieth century, as well as a translator and lepidopterist. His works include, from the Russian novels, The Luzhin Defense and The Gift; from the English novels, Lolita, Pnin, Pale Fire and Ada; the autobiographical Speak, Memory; translations of Alice in Wonderland into Russian and Eugene Onegin into English; and lectures on literature. All of the fiction and Speak, Memory are published in Penguin.
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Book Description McGraw-Hill, 1969. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110070457204
Book Description McGraw-Hill, 1969. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0070457204
Book Description McGraw-Hill. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 0070457204 New Condition. Bookseller Inventory # NEW6.0024318
Book Description McGraw-Hill, 1969. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0070457204