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King, Queen, Knave – Vladimir Nabokov

Comic, sensual and cerebral, King, Queen and Knave dramatizes an Oedipal love triangle, a tragi-comedy of husband, wife and lover, through Dreyer the rich businessman, his ripe-lipped ad mercenary wife Martha, and their bespect...
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Lolita – Vladimir Nabokov

Vladimir Nabokov's masterpiece, Lolita is the story of middle-aged Humbert Humbert and his tragic love affair with his 12-year-old stepdaughter Dolores "Lolita" Haze. A post-war novel, the journey of a European man and an Ameri...
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
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Pnin – Vladimir Nabokov

Nabokov's Professor Pnin is a comic character who is employed at an American college in the 1950's. The protagonist struggles to maintain his dignity throughout the narrative when surrounded by academic conspiracies that threat...
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Laughter in the Dark – Vladimir Nabokov

Laughter in the Dark – Vladimir Nabokov – 1932 Reviewed by: Julia Karlysheva     Date: 10 June 2002 A evocative and playful novel, ‘Laughter in the Dark’ is a tragic account of love, obsession, trickery,...
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
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Invitation to a Beheading – Vladimir Nabokov

Invitation to a Beheading – Vladimir Nabokov – 1935 Posted by Chris on 3/2/2003, 21:05:13  I read Invitation with the kind of relish which I typically am able to employ with Nabokov. All the usual hallmarks were pre...
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Giving away the end of the novel at the beginning

Giving away the end of the novel at the beginning Posted by Lale on 16/4/2015, 14:49:20 Vladimir Nabokov’s Laughter in the Dark opens with these words: “Once upon a time there lived in Berlin, Germany, a man called Albinus. He ...