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The Real Life of Sebastian Knight.

by Nabokov, Vladimir. Introduction by Conrad Brenner

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Norfolk, Connecticut: New Directions, 1959. First edition of the reissue of Nabokov's first novel in English. Octavo, original cloth. Near fine in a near fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Ivan Chermayeff. Drawing by Michael Train. A nice example. The Real Life of Sebastian Knight is a perversely magical literary detective story -- subtle, intricate, leading to a tantalizing climax -- about the mysterious life of a famous writer. Many people knew things about Sebastian Knight as a distinguished novelist, but probably fewer than a dozen knew of the two love affairs that so profoundly influenced his career, the second one in such a disastrous way. After Knight's death, his half brother sets out to penetrate the enigma of his life, starting with a few scanty clues in the novelist's private papers. His search proves to be a story as intriguing as any of his subject's own novels, as baffling, and, in the end, as uniquely rewarding.

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book dealer
Raptis Rare Books US (US)
Bookseller’s Inventory #
89025
Title
The Real Life of Sebastian Knight.
Author
Nabokov, Vladimir. Introduction by Conrad Brenner
Book condition
second hand
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
New Directions
Place of Publication
Norfolk, Connecticut
Date Published
1959
Keywords
Real Life of Sebastian Knight, Vladimir Nabokov 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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