Pale Fire (The Penguin Vladimir Nabokov Hardback Collection)

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9780141197241: Pale Fire (The Penguin Vladimir Nabokov Hardback Collection)

HardCover. Pub Date :2012-09-06 Pages: 352 Language: English Publisher: Penguin Classics The American poet John Shade is dead; murdered. His last poem. Pale Fire. is put into a book. together with a preface. a lengthy commentary and notes by Shades editor. Charles Kinbote. Known on campus as the Great Beaver. Kinbote is haughty. inquisitive. intolerant. but is he also mad. bad - and even dangerous As his wildly eccentric annotations slide into the personal and the fantastical. Kinbote reveals perhaps more than he should.Nabokovs darkly witty. richly inventive masterwork is a suspenseful whodunit. a story of one-upmanship and dubious penmanship. and a glorious literary conundrum.Part of a major new beautiful hardback series of the works of Vladimir Nabokov . author of Lolita and Pale Fire. in Penguin Classics.

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The American poet John Shade is dead; murdered. His last poem, 'Pale Fire', is put into a book, together with a preface, a lengthy commentary and notes by Shade's editor, Charles Kinbote. Known on campus as the 'Great Beaver', Kinbote is haughty, inquisitive, intolerant, but is he also mad, bad - and even dangerous? As his wildly eccentric annotations slide into the personal and the fantastical, Kinbote reveals perhaps more than he should.

Nabokov's darkly witty, richly inventive masterwork is a suspenseful whodunit, a story of one-upmanship and dubious penmanship, and a glorious literary conundrum.

Part of a major new beautiful hardback series of the works of Vladimir Nabokov, author of Lolita and Pale Fire, in Penguin Classics.

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