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Ada, or Ardor: A Family Chronicle.

Ada, or Ardor: A Family Chronicle.

by Nabokov, Vladmir

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New York: McGraw-Hill Company, 1969. First edition of what many consider to be Nabokov's masterpiece. Octavo, original cloth. Near fine in a very good dust jacket. Published two weeks after his seventieth birthday, Ada, or Ardor is one of Nabokov's greatest masterpieces, the glorious culmination of his career as a novelist. Scholar Alfred Appel writing in The New York Times Book Review called it "a great work of art, a necessary book, radiant and rapturous" and said that it "provides further evidence that he is a peer of Kafka, Proust and Joyce.
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In Memoriam: Vladimir Nabokov 1899-1977.

In Memoriam: Vladimir Nabokov 1899-1977.

by Nabokov, Vladimir

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New York: McGraw-Hill, Inc, 1977. First edition of this collection of memorial essays honoring the life and work of Vladimir Nabokov. Octavo, original cloth. Gilt titles and tooling to the spine and front panel. In fine condition. Russian-American novelist Vladimir Nabokov's first writings were in Russian, but he achieved his greatest fame with the novels he wrote in the English language, including his masterpiece Lolita. Contributors to this work include Harold W. McGraw, Jr. who published the majority of Nabokov's works in English, Alfred Appel, Jr., Alfred Kazan, John Updike and Nabokov's son who often translated his work, Dmitri.
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The Eye.

The Eye.

by Nabokov, Vladimir

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New York: Phaedra, 1965. First edition of this short novel by the author of Lolita. Octavo, original cloth. Fine in a very good dust jacket. Translated by Dmitri Nabokov. Originally written in 1930, The Eye is Vladimir Nabokov's fourth novel. It was translated into English by the author's son Dmitri Nabokov in 1965. At just over 100 pages, The Eye is Nabokov's shortest novel. Nabokov himself referred to it as a 'little novel' and it is a work that sits somewhere around the boundary between extended short story and novella. It was produced during a hiatus in Nabokov's creation of short stories between 1927 and 1930 as a result of his growing success as a novelist. As in many of Nabokov's early works, the characters are largely Russian emigres relocated to Europe, specifically Berlin. In this case, the novel is set in two houses where a young Russian tutor, Smurov, is renting room and board.
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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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The Original of Laura (Dying is Fun): A Novel in Fragments.

The Original of Laura (Dying is Fun): A Novel in Fragments.

by Nabokov, Vladimir

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New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2009. First edition of Nabokov's final and incomplete novel which he was in the process of writing at the time of his death in 1977. Octavo, original pictorial cloth. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Signed twice by the jacket designer Chip Kidd, on the front panel and on the back flap of the jacket. Illustrated throughout with photographs of the original index cards that comprised the unfinished manuscript with accompanying printed annotations. Introduction by Dmitri Nabokov. Jacket design by Chip Kidd. Although Nabokov requested that the unfinished manuscript of his final novel be destroyed upon his death, his son Dmitri finally made the decision to publish the work in 2008, just over 30 years after his father's death in 1977. The incomplete manuscript consisted of 138 handwritten index cards, a method Nabokov used often to compose many of his best-known works including Lolita and Pale Fire. Scholars and enthusiasts disagreed over whether or not the manuscript should be… Read more
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Lolita.

Lolita.

by Nabokov, Vladimir

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Paris: The Olympia Press, 1955. First edition of Nabokov's masterpiece, published in Paris by the Olympia Press in 1955. First issue with the price of 900 francs on the rear panel of each volume. Octavo, 2 volumes, original green wrappers. In very good condition with light rubbing, some toning to the extremities. Brilliant One of the funniest and one of the saddest books that will be published this year" (New York Times). "Lolita blazes with a perversity of a most original kind, for Mr. Nabokov has distilled from his shocking material hundred-proof intellectual farce. Lolita seems an assertion of the power of the comic spirit to wrest delight and truth from the most outlandish materials. It is one of the funniest serious novels I have ever read; and the vision of its abominable hero, who never deludes or excuses himself, brings into grotesque relief the cant, the vulgarity, and the hypocritical conventions that pervade the human comedy" (Atlantic Monthly). The novel became the basis for the 1962… Read more
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Three Russian Poets: Selections from Pushkin, Lermontov and Tyutchev.

Three Russian Poets: Selections from Pushkin, Lermontov and Tyutchev.

by Nabokov, Vladimir

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New York: New Directions Books, 1944. First edition this collection of Nabokov's translations of the major Russian poets. Octavo, original wrappers. Near fine in a near fine dust jacket. Russian-American novelist Vladimir Nabokov's first writings were in Russian, but he achieved his greatest fame with the novels he wrote in the English language. As a trilinqual master, Nabokov not only translated many his own early works into English, but expertly translated the works of many Russia's most important poets and novelists including Alexander Pushkin and Fyodor Tyutchev.
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Laughter in the Dark.

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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The Eye.

The Eye.

by Nabokov, Vladimir

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New York: Phaedra, 1965. Advanced edition of the first edition of this short novel by the author of Lolita. Octavo, original wrappers. Fine in a near fine dust jacket. Translated by Dmitri Nabokov. Originally written in 1930, The Eye is Vladimir Nabokov's fourth novel. It was translated into English by the author's son Dmitri Nabokov in 1965. At just over 100 pages, The Eye is Nabokov's shortest novel. Nabokov himself referred to it as a 'little novel' and it is a work that sits somewhere around the boundary between extended short story and novella. It was produced during a hiatus in Nabokov's creation of short stories between 1927 and 1930 as a result of his growing success as a novelist. As in many of Nabokov's early works, the characters are largely Russian emigres relocated to Europe, specifically Berlin. In this case, the novel is set in two houses where a young Russian tutor, Smurov, is renting room and board.
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The Real Life of Sebastian Knight.

The Real Life of Sebastian Knight.

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London: Editions Poetry, 1945. 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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Lolita.

Lolita.

by Nabokov, Vladimir

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London: Weidenfeld and Nicolson, 1959. First British edition of Nabokov's masterpiece. Octavo, original cloth. Near fine in a near fine dust jacket. Jacket designed by Eric Ayers. A very sharp example. One of the most celebrated books in history, Nabokov's Lolita quickly attained classic status upon publication in 1955. Notable for its controversial subject, the novel was adapted into a film by Stanley Kubrick in 1962, and again in 1997 by Adrian Lyne in addition to several adaptations for stage. "Lolita blazes with a perversity of a most original kind. For Mr. Nabokov has distilled from his shocking material hundred-proof intellectual farce. Lolita seems an assertion of the power of the comic spirit to wrest delight and truth from the most outlandish materials. It is one of the funniest serious novels I have ever read; and the vision of its abominable hero, who never deludes or excuses himself, brings into grotesque relief the cant, the vulgarity, and the hypocritical conventions that pervade the… Read more
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Lolita.

Lolita.

by Nabokov, Vladimir

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Bombay: R. V. Pandit, 1955. Rare first Indian edition of Lolita, with text in English. Octavo, original cloth. In very good condition. Brilliant One of the funniest and one of the saddest books that will be published this year" (New York Times). "Lolita blazes with a perversity of a most original kind, for Mr. Nabokov has distilled from his shocking material hundred-proof intellectual farce. Lolita seems an assertion of the power of the comic spirit to wrest delight and truth from the most outlandish materials. It is one of the funniest serious novels I have ever read; and the vision of its abominable hero, who never deludes or excuses himself, brings into grotesque relief the cant, the vulgarity, and the hypocritical conventions that pervade the human comedy" (Atlantic Monthly). The novel became the basis for the 1962 Stanley Kubrick film starring James Mason and Peter Sellers.
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Invitation to a Beheading.

Invitation to a Beheading.

by Nabokov, Vladimir

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New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1957. First edition of this "wonderful tour de force" (Gilbert Highet). Octavo, original half cloth, red topstain. Signed by the translator on the title page, "With best wishes Dmitri Nabokov." Fine in a very good dust jacket. Translated by Dmitri Nabokov. Like Kafka's The Castle, Invitation to a Beheading embodies a vision of a bizarre and irrational world. In an unnamed dream country, the young man Cincinnatus C. is condemned to death by beheading for "gnostical turpitude," an imaginary crime that defies definition. Cincinnatus spends his last days in an absurd jail, where he is visited by chimerical jailers, an executioner who masquerades as a fellow prisoner, and by his in-laws, who lug their furniture with them into his cell. When Cincinnatus is led out to be executed, he simply wills his executioners out of existence: they disappear, along with the whole world they inhabit.
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The Eye.

The Eye.

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New York: Phaedra, 1965. First edition of this novel by the author of Lolita. Octavo, original cloth. Fine in a near fine dust jacket. Translated by Dmitri Nabokov. An exceptional example. Originally written in 1930, The Eye is Vladimir Nabokov's fourth novel. It was translated into English by the author's son Dmitri Nabokov in 1965. At just over 100 pages, The Eye is Nabokov's shortest novel. Nabokov himself referred to it as a 'little novel' and it is a work that sits somewhere around the boundary between extended short story and novella. It was produced during a hiatus in Nabokov's creation of short stories between 1927 and 1930 as a result of his growing success as a novelist. As in many of Nabokov's early works, the characters are largely Russian emigres relocated to Europe, specifically Berlin. In this case, the novel is set in two houses where a young Russian tutor, Smurov, is renting room and board.
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Bend Sinister.

Bend Sinister.

by Nabokov, Vladimir

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London: Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 1960. First British edition of Nabokov's first novel written in America. Octavo, original cloth. Fine in a very good dust jacket with toning to the spine. Jacket design by Eric Ayers. Bend Sinister was the first novel he wrote while living in America and the most overtly political novel he ever wrote. While it is filled with veiled puns and characteristically delightful wordplay, it is, first and foremost, a haunting and compelling narrative about a civilized man caught in the tyranny of a police state. It is first and foremost a compelling narrative about a civilized man and his child caught up in the tyranny of a police state. Professor Adam Krug, the country's foremost philosopher, offers the only hope of resistance to Paduk, dictator and leader of the Party of the Average Man. In a folly of bureaucratic bungling and ineptitude, the government attempts to co-opt Krug's support in order to validate the new regime.
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Bend Sinister.

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New York: McGraw-Hill Company, 1973. First McGraw-Hill edition of Nabokov's first novel written in America. Octavo, original cloth. Fine in a near fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Stan Skardinski. Bend Sinister was the first novel he wrote while living in America and the most overtly political novel he ever wrote. While it is filled with veiled puns and characteristically delightful wordplay, it is, first and foremost, a haunting and compelling narrative about a civilized man caught in the tyranny of a police state. It is first and foremost a compelling narrative about a civilized man and his child caught up in the tyranny of a police state. Professor Adam Krug, the country's foremost philosopher, offers the only hope of resistance to Paduk, dictator and leader of the Party of the Average Man. In a folly of bureaucratic bungling and ineptitude, the government attempts to co-opt Krug's support in order to validate the new regime.
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Bend Sinister.

Bend Sinister.

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New York: Henry Holt and Company, 1947. First edition of Nabokov's first novel written in America. Octavo, original cloth. Fine in a near fine dust jacket. An exceptional example. Bend Sinister was the first novel he wrote while living in America and the most overtly political novel he ever wrote. While it is filled with veiled puns and characteristically delightful wordplay, it is, first and foremost, a haunting and compelling narrative about a civilized man caught in the tyranny of a police state. It is first and foremost a compelling narrative about a civilized man and his child caught up in the tyranny of a police state. Professor Adam Krug, the country's foremost philosopher, offers the only hope of resistance to Paduk, dictator and leader of the Party of the Average Man. In a folly of bureaucratic bungling and ineptitude, the government attempts to co-opt Krug's support in order to validate the new regime.
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Nikolai Gogol.

Nikolai Gogol.

by Nabokov, Vladimir

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London: Editions Poetry London, 1947. First British edition of Nabokov's criticism of the work of Russian literary master Nikolai Gogol. Octavo, original cloth. Engraved frontispiece portrait of Gogol. Near fine in a good dust jacket. One of the preeminent figures of the natural school of Russian literary realism, Nikolai Gogol produced a prolific body of work throughout the mid 19th century. His early works, such as Evenings on a Farm Near Dikanka, were influenced by his Ukrainian upbringing while his later writings satirised political corruption in the Russian Empire.
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Despair.

Despair.

by Nabokov, Vladimir

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New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1966. First American edition of this inventive and richly derisive story of Hermann, a man who undertakes the perfect crime--his own murder. Octavo, original cloth. Fine in a near fine dust jacket with a touch of rubbing. A very nice example. Despair is the seventh novel by Vladimir Nabokov, originally published in Russian, serially in the politicized literary journal Sovremennye zapiski during 1934. It was then published as a book in 1936, and translated to English by the author in 1937. It is generally acclaimed as one of Nabokov's better Russian novels, along with Invitation to a Beheading and The Gift (1938), and has a reasonable volume of literary criticism. Martin Amis ranked it second on his list of best Nabokov novels, with it trailing only Lolita.
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Pale Fire.

Pale Fire.

by Nabokov, Vladimir

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