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Nabokov, Vladimir Vladimirovich 1899-1977

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Lolita by Vladimir Vladimirovich Nabokov( Book )

826 editions published between 1955 and 2018 in 31 languages and held by 8,049 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 )

280 editions published between 1962 and 2018 in 12 languages and held by 3,793 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 )

214 editions published between 1969 and 2017 in 9 languages and held by 3,739 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
Pnin by Vladimir Vladimirovich Nabokov( Book )

317 editions published between 1957 and 2017 in 22 languages and held by 3,196 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 )

224 editions published between 1952 and 2017 in 9 languages and held by 2,765 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

86 editions published between 1968 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 2,641 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
The annotated Lolita by Vladimir Vladimirovich Nabokov( Book )

315 editions published between 1955 and 2017 in 26 languages and held by 2,602 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents the degeneration which results from a middle-aged professor's desperate obsession with a precocious, callous teenager whose mother he marries just to be near the young girl
Glory : a novel by Vladimir Vladimirovich Nabokov( Book )

66 editions published between 1971 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 2,470 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 )

133 editions published between 1947 and 2017 in 4 languages and held by 2,451 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 2,346 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
Lectures on literature by Vladimir Vladimirovich Nabokov( Book )

112 editions published between 1980 and 2016 in 8 languages and held by 2,245 WorldCat member 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 famous lectures, which include Mansfield Park, Bleak House, and Ulysses. Edited and with a Foreword by Fredson Bowers; Introduction by John Updike; illustrations
Despair : a novel by Vladimir Vladimirovich Nabokov( Book )

163 editions published between 1931 and 2017 in 10 languages and held by 2,243 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sardonic story of a man who undertakes the perfect crime--his own murder
Look at the harlequins! by Vladimir Vladimirovich Nabokov( Book )

94 editions published between 1974 and 2018 in 7 languages and held by 2,229 WorldCat member 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
Invitation to a beheading by Vladimir Vladimirovich Nabokov( Book )

191 editions published between 1938 and 2017 in 8 languages and held by 2,176 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"--Page 4 of cover
Transparent things : a novel by Vladimir Vladimirovich Nabokov( Book )

102 editions published between 1972 and 2016 in 10 languages and held by 2,121 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Transparent Things revolves around the four visits of the hero - sullen, gawky Hugh Person - to Switzerland... As a young publisher, Hugh is sent to interview R., 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 )

48 editions published between 1995 and 2013 in English and Italian and held by 1,988 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
The defense by Vladimir Vladimirovich Nabokov( Book )

239 editions published between 1929 and 2018 in 16 languages and held by 1,857 WorldCat member 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 unpredictable lines of assault
The real life of Sebastian Knight by Vladimir Vladimirovich Nabokov( Book )

134 editions published between 1941 and 2019 in 9 languages and held by 1,846 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
Lectures on Russian literature by Vladimir Vladimirovich Nabokov( Book )

53 editions published between 1980 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 1,790 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Colleges over 19e-eeuwse Russische auteurs
Mary : a novel by Vladimir Vladimirovich Nabokov( Book )

63 editions published between 1970 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 1,764 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
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Pale fire : a novelAda : or, Ardor: a family chroniclePninThe gift : a novelKing, queen, knave : a novelThe annotated LolitaGlory : a novelBend sinister
Alternative Names

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

Nabokov, V. V. (Vladimir Vladimirovich)

Nabokov Vladimir

Naboḳov, Ṿladimir 1899-1977

Nabokov, Vladimir Dmitrievich 1899-1977

Nabokov, Vladimir V.

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.

Nabokov, Wladimir Dmitrijewitsch 1899-1977

Nabokovas V.

Nabokovas Vladimiras

Nabokovas, Vladimiras 1899-1977

Nabokovs, Vladimirs, 1899-1977

Nabokow, Władimir.

Nabokow, Wladimir 1899-1977

Nabokow, Wladimir W. 1899-1977

Nabokow, Władimir Władimirowicz

Nabokow, Wladimir Wladimirowitsch 1899-1977

Nābūkūf, Flādīmīr, 1899-1977

Nābūkūf, Wlādīmīr 1899-1977

Rėjus Džonas

Shade, John 1899-1977

Shishkov, Vasiliĭ, 1899-1977

Sirin, pseud.

Sirin, V.

Sirin, V. 1899-1977

Sirin, V. (Vladimir), 1899-1977

Sirin, Vasilij

Sirin, Vl.

Sirin Vl. 1899-1977

Sirin, Vl (Vladimir), 1899-1977

Sirin, Vladimir.

Sirin Vladimir 1899-1977

Sirin, Vladimir, pseud.

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

Šiškov, Vasilij

Vladimėrs Nabuokuovs

Vladimir Nabokov

Vladímir Nabókov Novelista ruso-estadounidense

Vladimir Nabokov pisarz rosyjski

Vladimir Nabokov romanschrijver uit Keizerrijk Rusland (1899-1977)

Vladimir Nabokov rusa-usona verkisto

Vladimir Nabokov Ruso at Amerikanong nobelista at propesor

Vladimir Nabokov Russian-American novelist, lepidopterist, professor

Vladimir Nabokov Russisch-amerikanischer Schriftsteller, Literaturwissenschaftler und Schmetterlingsforscher

Vladimir Nabokov scrittore, saggista e critico letterario russo

Vladimir Vladimirovič Nabokov

Vladimir Vladimirovič Nabokov ruský spisovatel

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.

Набоков В.В.

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 російський і американський (писав англійською мовою з 1940) письменник

Набоков-Сирин В. В. 1899-1977

Сирин 1899-1977 В.

Сирин, В.

Сирин, В. (Владимир), 1899-1977

Сирин, Владимир 1899-1977

Сирин, Владимир Владимирович, псевд.

Уладзімер Набокаў

Уладзімір Уладзіміравіч Набокаў

Шишков Василий

Վլադիմիր Նաբոկով

ולדימיר נבוקוב

נאבוקוב, וולאדימיר וולאדימירוביץ

נאבוקוב, ולאדימיר

נאבוקוב, ולאדימיר 1899-1977

נאבוקוב, ולאדימיר ולאדימירוביץ׳

נאבוקוב, ולאדימיר ולאדימירוביץ׳ 1899-1977

נבוקוב, ולדימיר

נבוקוב, ולדימיר 1899-1977

נבוקוב, ולדימיר ולדימירוביץ, 1899-1977

נבקוב, ולדמיר, 1899-1977

فلاديمير نابوكوف

ناباكوف، ولاديمير

ولادیمیر ناباکوف

ولادیمیر ناباکوف نویسنده روسی-آمریکایی

ولادیمیر نابوکوف

ڤلادیمێر نابۆکۆڤ

व्लदीमिर नाबोकोव रूसी-अमेरिकी उपन्यासकार और प्रोफेसर।

व्लादिमिर नाबोकोव्ह

ভ্লাদিমির নাবোকভ একজন রুশ-মার্কিন লেখক ও অধ্যাপক।

ਵਲਾਦੀਮੀਰ ਨਾਬੋਕੋਵ

விளாடிமிர் நபோக்கோவ்

వ్లదీమర్ నబొకొవ్

വ്ലാഡിമിർ നബക്കോവ്

วลาดีมีร์ นาโบคอฟ

ვლადიმერ ნაბოკოვი

나보코프, 블라디미르 1899-1977

나보코프, 블라디미르 블라디미로비치 1899-1977

나보코프, 블라디미르 블라디미로빗치 1899-1977

블라디미르 나보코프


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



納布可夫 1899-1977


纳博科夫, 弗