Set in the 1920s, this novel follows the love affair between Alexander, a Russian chess genius, and Natalia, a charming aristocrat. Alexander is thrown into turmoil by his obsession for the game and his overwhelming feelings for Natalia.
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Vladimir Nabokov was born in 1899 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. He died in 1977.
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