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.
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Vladimir Nabokov (1899-1977) was born in St Petersburg. He wrote his first literary works in Russian, but rose to international prominence as a masterly prose stylist for the novels he composed in English, most famously, Lolita. Between 1923 and 1940 he published novels, short stories, plays, poems and translations in the Russian language and established himself as one of the most outstanding Russian émigré writers.
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Book Description McGraw Hill, New York, 1986. Hard Cover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. Very nice clean tight copy, NOT ex-library. Bookseller Inventory # 014106
Book Description Vintage Books, 1990. Book Condition: very good. Gently used. Expect delivery in 2-3 weeks. Bookseller Inventory # 9780070457775-3