Coupon
Vladimir Nabokov : Novels 1969-74: ADA, or Ardor / Transparent Things / Look at the Harlequins!
by Vladimir Vladimirovich Nabokov and Brian Boyd


Overview - Ada, or Ardor: A Family Chronicle (1969), the longest of Nabokov's novels, is a witty and parodic account of a man's lifelong love for his sister. All of his favorite themes and most characteristic techniques are woven into this culminating work of Nabokov's imagination.  Read more...

 
Hardcover
  • $40.00

Add to Cart + Add to Wishlist

In Stock Online. Allow Additional 1 Week for Shipping.

Free Shipping is not available for this item.
 
> Check In-Store Availability

In-Store pricing may vary

 
 
New & Used Marketplace 21 copies from $12.99
 
 
 

More About Vladimir Nabokov by Vladimir Vladimirovich Nabokov; Brian Boyd
 
 
 
Overview
Ada, or Ardor: A Family Chronicle (1969), the longest of Nabokov's novels, is a witty and parodic account of a man's lifelong love for his sister. All of his favorite themes and most characteristic techniques are woven into this culminating work of Nabokov's imagination. Transparent Things (1972) is a haunting novella of the anguished life of Hugh Person, a young American editor and proofreader: his marriage, the murder of his wife, and his lone journey to uncover the truth about the past. With its multiple narrative voices and fusion of dream and memory, it is among the most formally experimental of Nabokov's works. Look at the Harlequins! (1974), Nabokov's final novel, concerns Vadim Vadimovitch N., a novelist very much like Nabokov himself. This ironic, intricate hall of mirrors, startling in its shifts of tone and off-key echoes of Nabokov's earlier books, often blurs the line between the worlds of reality and of literary invention. The texts of this volume incorporate Nabokov's penciled corrections in his own copies of his works and correct long-standing errors. They are the most authoritative versions available and have been prepared with the assistance of Dmitri Nabokov, the novelist's son, and Brian Boyd, Nabokov's distinguished biographer, who has also contributed notes and detailed chronology of the author's life based on new research.

 
Details
  • ISBN-13: 9781883011208
  • ISBN-10: 1883011205
  • Publisher: Library of America
  • Publish Date: October 1996
  • Page Count: 862
  • Dimensions: 8.14 x 5.25 x 1.44 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.6 pounds

Series: Library of America

Related Categories

Books > Fiction > Literary

 
BAM Customer Reviews