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The Luzhin Defense
by Vladimir Vladimirovich Nabokov and Vladimir Vladimirovich Nabokvov and Michael Scammell


Overview - Nabokov's third novel, The Defense , is a chilling story of obsession and madness. As a young boy, Luzhin was unattractive, distracted, withdrawn, sullen--an enigma to his parents and an object of ridicule to his classmates. He takes up chess as a refuge from the anxiety of his everyday life.  Read more...

 
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More About The Luzhin Defense by Vladimir Vladimirovich Nabokov; Vladimir Vladimirovich Nabokvov; Michael Scammell
 
 
 
Overview
Nabokov's third novel, The Defense, is a chilling story of obsession and madness. As a young boy, Luzhin was unattractive, distracted, withdrawn, sullen--an enigma to his parents and an object of ridicule to his classmates. He takes up chess as a refuge from the anxiety of his everyday life. His talent is prodigious and he rises to the rank of grandmaster--but at a cost: in Luzhin' s obsessive mind, the game of chess gradually supplants the world of reality. His own world falls apart during a crucial championship match, when the intricate defense he has devised withers under his opponent's unexpected and unpredictabke lines of assault.

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780679727224
  • ISBN-10: 0679727221
  • Publisher: Vintage
  • Publish Date: August 1990
  • Page Count: 272
  • Dimensions: 8.06 x 5.36 x 0.59 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.43 pounds

Series: Vintage International

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