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Laughter in the Dark. by  Vladimir Nabokov - First Edition - 1960 - from Raptis Rare Books (SKU: 89064)

Laughter in the Dark.

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Laughter in the Dark.

by Nabokov, Vladimir

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New York: New Directions, 1960. First edition of the New Directions edition of this early Nabokov novel. Octavo, original cloth. Near fine in a near fine dust jacket with some wear to the front panel. Jacket design by Griselda Ohannessian and Charles Kaplan. The first English-language edition of Laughter in the Dark appeared in England under the title Camera Obscura in 1936 but Nabokov so disliked the translation that he decided to produce his own translation for the American edition. It was adapted to the 1969 film directed by Tony Richardson, which was originally intended to star Richard Burton as Albinus. When he was fired for drunkenness, he was replaced by Nicol Williamson. Anna Karina played Margot and Jean-Claude Drouot Axel Rex.

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Laughter in the Dark is a novel written by Vladimir Nabokov and released in 1932. The first English translation, Camera Obscura, was made by Winifred Roy and published in London in 1936 by Johnathan Long. Nabokov was so displeased by the quality of this effort that he undertook his own translation which was published in 1938 under the now common name Laughter in the Dark.

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book dealer
Raptis Rare Books US (US)
Bookseller’s Inventory #
89064
Title
Laughter in the Dark.
Author
Nabokov, Vladimir
Book condition
second hand
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
New Directions
Place of Publication
New York
Date Published
1960
Keywords
Laughter in the Dark First Edition

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About Raptis Rare Books

Founded by Matthew and Adrienne Raptis, Raptis Rare Books is an antiquarian book firm that specializes in literature, children's books, economics, photo books, signed and inscribed books, and landmark books in all fields. Our business model is simple: we strive to handle books that are in exceptional condition and to provide exceptional customer service. We are proud members of the Antiquarian Booksellers Association of America (ABAA) and the International League of Antiquarian Booksellers (ILAB) and exhibit at major book fairs in New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Boston, as well as other regional fairs.

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