Nabokov, Vladimir Vladimirovich 1899-1977
Most widely held works about Vladimir Vladimirovich Nabokov
Most widely held works by Vladimir Vladimirovich Nabokov
Lolita by Vladimir Vladimirovich Nabokov ( Book )
557 editions published between 1955 and 2010 in 38 languages and held by 4,663 libraries worldwide
When it was published in 1955, Lolita immediately became a cause celebre because of the freedom and sophistication with which it handled the unusual erotic predilections of its protagonist. But Vladimir Nabokov's wise, ironic, elegant masterpiece owes its stature as one of the twentieth century's novels of record not to the controversy its material aroused but to its author's use of that material to tell a love story almost shocking in its beauty and tenderness. Awe and exhilaration--along with heartbreak and mordant wit--abound in this account of the aging Humbert Humbert's obsessive, devouring, and doomed passion for the nymphet Dolores Haze. Lolita is also the story of a hypercivilized European colliding with the cheerful barbarism of postwar America, but most of all, it is a meditation on love--love as outrage and hallucination, madness and transformation.
Speak, memory; an autobiography revisited by Vladimir Vladimirovich Nabokov ( Book )
232 editions published between 1947 and 2011 in 17 languages and held by 3,228 libraries worldwide
A personal recollections ranging from St. Petersburg to St. Nazaire in Russia from 1903 to 1940. An interesting read with photos.
Pale fire by Vladimir Vladimirovich Nabokov ( Book )
125 editions published between 1962 and 2011 in 14 languages and held by 2,864 libraries worldwide
Nabokov offers a cornucopia of deceptive pleasures in a 999-line poem by the reclusive genius John Shade.
Ada : or, Ardor: a family chronicle by Владимир Владимирович Набоков ( Book )
55 editions published between 1969 and 2004 in 11 languages and held by 2,722 libraries worldwide
Een schrijver van een studie over de tijd stileert zijn leven, met name zijn incestueuze relatie met zijn zus, tot een eeuwig moment.
King, queen, knave : a novel by Владимир Владимирович Набоков ( Book )
105 editions published between 1928 and 2010 in 14 languages and held by 2,644 libraries worldwide
The story of Dreyer, a wealthy and boisterous proprietor of a men's clothing emporium. Ruddy, self-satisfied, and thoroughly masculine, he is perfectly repugnant to his exquisite but cold middle-class wife, Martha. Attracted to his money but repelled by his oblivious passion, she longs for their nephew instead, the thin, awkward, myopic Franz. Newly arrived in Berlin, Franz soon repays his uncle's condescension in his aunt's bed.
Lectures on literature by Vladimir Vladimirovich Nabokov ( Book )
96 editions published between 1980 and 2010 in 10 languages and held by 2,480 libraries worldwide
For two decades, first at Wellesley and then at Cornell, Nabokov introduced undergraduates to the delights of great fiction. Here, collected for the first time, are his ... lectures, which include Mansfield Park, Bleak House, and Ulysses. Edited and with a Foreword by Fredson Bowers; Introduction by John Updike. -http://www.booksinprint
Glory : a novel by Владимир Владимирович Набоков ( Book )
75 editions published between 1932 and 2011 in 11 languages and held by 2,474 libraries worldwide
In the 20's, a Russian expatriate travels about Europe, attends Cambridge and makes friends.
Look at the harlequins by Владимир Владимирович Набоков ( Book )
37 editions published between 1974 and 2011 in 6 languages and held by 2,046 libraries worldwide
The life of the eminent Russian-American author, Vadim Vadimovich, bears an uncanny resemblance to that of Vladimir Vladimirovich Nabokov, though the two are not to be confused. Focusing on the central figures of his life, his four wives, his books, and his muse, Dementia, readers are led to suspect that the fictions Vadim has created as an author have crossed the line between his life's work and his life itself, as the worlds of reality and literary grow increasingly indistinguishable.
Bend sinister by Vladimir Vladimirovich Nabokov ( Book )
69 editions published between 1947 and 2011 in 10 languages and held by 1,986 libraries worldwide
While it is filled with veiled puns and characteristically delightful wordplay, this novel is, first and foremost, a haunting and compelling narrative about a civilized man caught in the tyranny of a police state.
Pnin by Vladimir Vladimirovich Nabokov ( Book )
150 editions published between 1957 and 2011 in 21 languages and held by 1,960 libraries worldwide
Pnin is a professor of Russian at an American college who takes the wrong train to deliver a lecture in a language he cannot master. Pnin is a tireless lover who writes to his treacherous Liza: "A genius needs to keep so much in store, and thus cannot offer you the whole of himself as I do." Pnin is the focal point of subtle academic conspiracies he cannot begin to comprehend, yet he stages a faculty party to end all faculty parties forever.
The gift : a novel by Владимир Владимирович Набоков ( Book )
104 editions published between 1952 and 2011 in 12 languages and held by 1,916 libraries worldwide
The Gift is the last of the novels Nabokov wrote in his native Russian and the crowning achievement of that period in his literary career. It is also his ode to Russian literature, evoking the works of Pushkin, Gogol, and others in the course of its narrative: the story of Fyodor Godunov-Cherdyntsev, an impoverished émigré poet living in Berlin, who dreams of the book he will someday write--a book very much like The Gift itself.
Transparent things : a novel by Владимир Владимирович Набоков ( Book )
45 editions published between 1972 and 2011 in 12 languages and held by 1,868 libraries worldwide
As a young publisher, Hugh Person is sent to Switzerland to interview R., falls in love with Armande on the way, wrests her, after multiple humiliations, from a grinning Scandinavian, and returns to New York with his bride. Eight years later, following a murder, a period of madness, and brief imprisonment, Hugh makes a lone sentimental journey to wheedle out his past.
The defense by Vladimir Vladimirovich Nabokov ( Book )
120 editions published between 1930 and 2011 in 15 languages and held by 1,817 libraries worldwide
As a young boy, Luzhin was unattractive, distracted, withdrawn, sullen--an enigma to his parents and an object of ridicule to his classmates. He takes up chess as a refuge from the anxiety of his everyday life. His talent is prodigious and he rises to the rank of grandmaster--but at a cost: in Luzhin' s obsessive mind, the game of chess gradually supplants the world of reality. His own world falls apart during a crucial championship match, when the intricate defense he has devised withers under his opponent's unexpected and unpredictabke lines of assault.
The stories of Vladimir Nabokov by Vladimir Vladimirovich Nabokov ( Book )
23 editions published between 1995 and 2010 in English and French and held by 1,805 libraries worldwide
Here, for the first time, the stories of one of the century's greatest prose stylists are collected in a single, comprehensive volume. Written from the early 1920s - the years of his exile from Russia - to the mid-1950s, when he abandoned the story form and turned to his English-language masterpieces Lolita, Pale Fire, and Ada, these stories reveal the fascinating progress of Nabokov's early development as they remind us that we are in the presence of a magnificent original, a genuine master. Edited by his son and translator, Dmitri Nabokov, The Stories of Vladimir Nabokov is a literary event and a celebration of his art.
Mary : a novel by Владимир Владимирович Набоков ( Book )
78 editions published between 1926 and 2010 in 14 languages and held by 1,719 libraries worldwide
Mary is a gripping tale of youth, first love, and nostalgia--Nabokov's first novel. In a Berlin rooming house filled with an assortment of seriocomic Russian émigrés, Lev Ganin, a vigorous young officer poised between his past and his future, relives his first love affair. His memories of Mary are suffused with the freshness of youth and the idyllic ambience of pre-revolutionary Russia. In stark contrast is the decidedly unappealing boarder living in the room next to Ganin's, who, he discovers, is Mary's husband, temporarily separated from her by the Revolution but expecting her imminent arrival from Russia.
Invitation to a beheading by Vladimir Vladimirovich Nabokov ( Book )
106 editions published between 1938 and 2011 in 16 languages and held by 1,693 libraries worldwide
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.
Despair : a novel by Владимир Владимирович Набоков ( Book )
91 editions published between 1931 and 2011 in 14 languages and held by 1,693 libraries worldwide
Sardonic story of a man who undertakes the perfect crime - his own murder.
Laughter in the dark by Vladimir Vladimirovich Nabokov ( Book )
144 editions published between 1900 and 2011 in 20 languages and held by 1,617 libraries worldwide
Albinus, a respectable, middle-aged man and aspiring filmmaker, abandons his wife for a lover half his age: Margot, who wants to become a movie star herself. When Albinus introduces her to Rex, an American movie producer, disaster ensues. What emerges is an elegantly sardonic and irresistibly ironic novel of desire, deceit, and deception, a curious romance set in the film world of Berlin in the 1930s.
The enchanter by Vladimir Vladimirovich Nabokov ( Book )
52 editions published between 1986 and 2010 in 11 languages and held by 1,608 libraries worldwide
Totalement inédit et paraissant en France, avant la Grande-Bretagne et les USA, ce texte, écrit à Paris en 1939, fut défini par l'auteur comme une première mouture de "Lolita".
The real life of Sebastian Knight by Vladimir Vladimirovich Nabokov ( Book )
58 editions published between 1941 and 2011 in 13 languages and held by 1,449 libraries worldwide
Biographer follows an elusive trail across Europe and uncovers the secret of a Russian woman who had ruined the life of his half-brother, an English novelist.
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Набоков, Владимир Владимирович
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