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Nabokov, Vladimir Vladimirovich 1899-1977

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Lolita by Vladimir Vladimirovich Nabokov( Book )

927 editions published between 1955 and 2016 in 36 languages and held by 11,532 WorldCat member 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
Pale fire : a novel by Vladimir Vladimirovich Nabokov( Book )

265 editions published between 1962 and 2015 in 11 languages and held by 3,878 WorldCat member 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 Vladimir Vladimirovich Nabokov( Book )

151 editions published between 1969 and 2012 in 6 languages and held by 3,632 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in a "dreambright" America, at the turn of the century, Nabokov's last novel depicts an incestuous love affair, while presenting a complex puzzle of literary world play and metaphysical parody
King, queen, knave : a novel by Vladimir Vladimirovich Nabokov( Book )

182 editions published between 1928 and 2013 in 7 languages and held by 3,158 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The novel is the story of Dreyer, a wealthy and boisterous proprietor of a men's clothing emporium store. 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 myopic Franz. Newly arrived in Berlin, Franz soon repays his uncle's condescension in his aunt's bed. From the Trade Paperback edition
Pnin by Vladimir Vladimirovich Nabokov( Book )

243 editions published between 1957 and 2015 in 22 languages and held by 3,024 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Life and character of a middle-aged emigre Russian professor in a small American college
The gift : a novel by Vladimir Vladimirovich Nabokov( Book )

206 editions published between 1952 and 2016 in 9 languages and held by 2,747 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fyodor Godunov-Cherdyntsev, an impoverished poet, seeks fame in the phantasmic world of Berlin in the 1920's
Glory : a novel by Vladimir Vladimirovich Nabokov( Book )

104 editions published between 1931 and 2016 in 6 languages and held by 2,686 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the 20's, a Russian expatriate travels about Europe, attends Cambridge and makes friends
Bend sinister by Vladimir Vladimirovich Nabokov( Book )

150 editions published between 1947 and 2012 in 9 languages and held by 2,582 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Professor Adam Krug, the foremost philosopher of his country, is, along with his son, kidnapped by the government in hopes of making him support Paduk, dictator and leader of the Party of the Average Man
American poetry : the twentieth century( Book )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 2,352 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains over 1500 poems by more than 200 well-known American poets, including Langston Hughes, T.S. Eliot, Ezra Pound, Robert Frost, and Wallace Stevens
Look at the harlequins! by Vladimir Vladimirovich Nabokov( Book )

80 editions published between 1974 and 2016 in 7 languages and held by 2,239 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A dying man cautiously unravels the mysteries of memory and creation. Vadim is a Russian emigre who, like Nabokov, is a novelist, poet and critic. There are threads linking the fictional hero with his creator as he reconstructs the images of his past from young love to his serious illness
Despair : a novel by Vladimir Vladimirovich Nabokov( Book )

151 editions published between 1931 and 2014 in 10 languages and held by 2,189 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sardonic story of a man who undertakes the perfect crime--his own murder
Transparent things : a novel by Vladimir Vladimirovich Nabokov( Book )

74 editions published between 1972 and 2014 in 10 languages and held by 2,071 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Transparent Things revolves around the four visits of the hero--sullen, gawky Hugh Person--to Switzerland . . . As a young [American] publisher, Hugh is sent to interview R. [an eccentric author], falls in love with Armande on the way, wrests her, after multiple humiliations, from a grinning Scandinavian and returns to NY with his bride. . . . Eight years later--following a murder, a period of madness and a brief imprisonment--Hugh makes a lone sentimental journey to wheedle out his past. . . . The several strands of dream, memory, and time [are] set off against the literary theorizing of R. and, more centrally, against the world of observable objects." --Martin Amis
The stories of Vladimir Nabokov by Vladimir Vladimirovich Nabokov( Book )

46 editions published between 1990 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,971 WorldCat member 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 Vladimir Vladimirovich Nabokov( Book )

90 editions published between 1970 and 2012 in 8 languages and held by 1,915 WorldCat member 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 )

143 editions published between 1935 and 2014 in 10 languages and held by 1,897 WorldCat member 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
The real life of Sebastian Knight by Vladimir Vladimirovich Nabokov( Book )

131 editions published between 1941 and 2012 in 10 languages and held by 1,821 WorldCat member 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
The defense by Vladimir Vladimirovich Nabokov( Book )

231 editions published between 1929 and 2014 in 15 languages and held by 1,756 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The tragic story of a chess master's disintegration in spite of his devoted wife's attempts to save him
Lectures on Russian literature by Vladimir Vladimirovich Nabokov( Book )

50 editions published between 1980 and 2002 in 4 languages and held by 1,744 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Colleges over 19e-eeuwse Russische auteurs
Nikolai Gogol by Vladimir Vladimirovich Nabokov( Book )

102 editions published between 1944 and 2014 in 14 languages and held by 1,644 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biography of Gogol and criticisms of his works
The enchanter by Vladimir Vladimirovich Nabokov( Book )

42 editions published between 1973 and 2011 in English and held by 1,555 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nabokov described this novella, written in Paris in 1939 but only published twenty years later, as 'the first little throb of Lolita'. The plot is similar: a middle-aged man wedding an unattractive widow in order to indulge his paedophilic obsession with her daughter. However, The Enchanter has an utterly different atmosphere, as time, place and even names remain a mystery. Nabokov transforms his protagonist's attempts to lull his twelve-year-old step-daughter into a state of 'enchantment' into a graceful, chilling fairytale
 
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American poetry : the twentieth century
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controlled identityGodunov-Cherdynt︠s︡ev, Fedor

Darkbloom, Vivian

Darkbloom Vivian 1899-1977

Godunov-Cherdynt͡sev, Fedor, 1899-1977

Nabokof, Wladimir‏ 1899-1977

Nabokoff-Sirin, Vladimir 1899-1977

Nabokoff-Sirin, Wladimir

Nabokoff-Sirin, Wladimir 1899-1977

Nabokoff, Vladimir

Nabokoff Vladimir 1899-1977

Nabokov.

Nabokov, ..., 1899-1977

Nabokov-Sirin, Vladimir.

Nabokov-Sirin, Vladimir 1899-1977

Nabokov-Sirine, V., 1899-1977

Nabokov, V.

Nabokov, V. V.

Nabokov V. V. 1899-1977

Nabokov, V. V. (Vladimir Vladimirovich)

Nabokov, V. V (Vladimir Vladimirovich)‏ 1899-1977

Nabokov, Vladimir

Naboḳov, Ṿladimir 1899-1977

Nabokov, Vladimir Dmitrievich 1899-1977

Nabokov, Vladimir V. 1899-1977

Nabokov, Vladimir Vladimirovič

Nabokov, Vladimir Vladimirovič 1899-1977

Nabokov, Vladimir Vladimirovich.

Nabokov, Vladimir Vladimirovich 1899-1977

Nabokov, Vladimir Vladimirovitch

Nabokov Vladimir Vladimirovitch 1899-1977

Nabokov, Wladimir Dmitrijewitsch 1899-1977

Nabokovas, Vladimiras 1899-1977

Nabokovs, Vladimirs, 1899-1977

Nabokow, Władimir.

Nabokow, Wladimir, 1899-1977

Nabokow, Wladimir W. 1899-1977

Nabokow, Wladimir Wladimirowitsch 1899-1977

Nābūkūf, Flādīmīr, 1899-1977

Nābūkūf, Wlādīmīr 1899-1977

Shade, John 1899-1977

Shishkov, Vasiliĭ, 1899-1977

Sirin, pseud.

Sirin, V.

Sirin, V. 1899-1977

Sirin, V. [pseud.] 1899-1977

Sirin, V. (Vladimir), 1899-1977

Sirin, Vl.

Sirin Vl. 1899-1977

Sirin, Vl (Vladimir), 1899-1977

Sirin, Vladimir.

Sirin Vladimir 1899-1977

Sirin, Vladimir V. 1899-1977

Sirin, W. 1899-1977

Sirin, W. N. 1899-1977

Sirin, Wladimir Nabokoff-

Sirin, Wladimir Nabokoff- 1899-1977

Sirine, Vladimir

Sirine Vladimir 1899-1977

Vladimėrs Nabuokuovs

Vladimir Nabokov

Vladímir Nabókov novelista, profesor

Vladimir Nabokov pisarz rosyjski

Vladimir Nabokov romanschrijver uit Keizerrijk Rusland (1899-1977)

Vladimir Nabokov Russian-American novelist, lepidopterist, professor

Vladimir Nabokov Russisch-amerikanischer Schriftsteller, Literaturwissenschaftler und Schmetterlingsforscher

Vladimir Vladimirovič Nabokov

Vladimir Vladimirovič Nabokov scrittore, saggista e critico letterario russo

Vladimir Vladimirovich Nabokov

Vladimiras Nabokovas

Vladimirs Nabokovs

Vladimirus Nabokov

Wladimir Nabokow

Βλαντιμίρ Ναμπόκοφ

Владимир Владимирович Набоков русский и американский литературный деятель

Владимир Набоков

Володимир Набоков

Набоков В. В. 1899-1977

Набоков, В. В. (Владимир Владимирович)

Набоков, В. (Владимир Владимирович), 1899-1977

Набоков, Владимир

Набоков, Владимир 1899-1977

Набоков, Владимир (Владимир Владимирович), 1899-1977

Набоков, Владимир Владимирович

Набоков Владимир Владимирович 1899-1977

Набоков Володимир Володимирович

Набоков-Сирин В. В. 1899-1977

Сирин 1899-1977 В.

Сирин, В.

Сирин, В. (Владимир), 1899-1977

Сирин, Владимир 1899-1977

Уладзімер Набокаў

Уладзімір Уладзіміравіч Набокаў

Վլադիմիր Նաբոկով

ולדימיר נבוקוב

נאבוקוב, ולאדימיר

נאבוקוב, ולאדימיר 1899-1977

נאבוקוב, ולאדימיר ולאדימירוביץ׳

נאבוקוב, ולאדימיר ולאדימירוביץ׳ 1899-1977

נבוקוב, ולדימיר

נבוקוב, ולדימיר 1899-1977

فلاديمير نابوكوف

ولادیمیر ناباکوف

ولادیمیر نابوکوف

ڤلادیمێر نابۆکۆڤ

व्लदीमिर नाबोकोव

व्लादिमिर नाबोकोव्ह

ভ্‌লাদিমির নাবোকভ্‌

ਵਲਾਦੀਮੀਰ ਨਾਬੋਕੋਵ

விளாடிமிர் நபோக்கோவ்

వ్లదీమర్ నబొకొవ్

വ്ലാഡിമിർ നബക്കോവ്

วลาดีมีร์ นาโบคอฟ

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나보코프, 블라디미르 1899-1977

나보코프, 블라디미르 블라디미로비치 1899-1977

나보코프, 블라디미르 블라디미로빗치 1899-1977

블라디미르 나보코프

ウラジーミル・ナボコフ

ナボコフ, ウラジーミル

ナボコフ, ウラジーミル・ウラジーミロヴィチ

弗拉基米爾·納博可夫

納布可夫

納布可夫 1899-1977

納博哥夫

纳博科夫, 弗

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