Lev Ganin is a young officer sharing a boarding house in Berlin with a host of Russian émigrés. Alone in his room, he dreams of his first love, Mary. Awash with memories of youth and idyllic scenes of pre-Revolution Russia, Ganin becomes convinced that Mary is in fact the wife of a fellow-boarder, due to arrive at this very house soon. He longs for her arrival, when he can whisk her away and leave everything behind ...
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He did us all an honour by electing to use, and transform, our language. (Anthony Burgess )
Nabokov can move you to laughter in the way that masters can - to laughter that is near to tears ( The Guardian )
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 Penguin Classics, 2012. Hardcover. Book Condition: Brand New. 160 pages. In Stock. Bookseller Inventory # zk0141196912
Book Description Penguin, 2012. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110141196912