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Nabokov, Vladimir Vladimirovich 1899-1977

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Lolita by Vladimir Vladimirovich Nabokov( Book )

418 editions published between 1955 and 2015 in 38 languages and held by 9,532 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
Ada : or, Ardor: a family chronicle by Vladimir Vladimirovich Nabokov( Book )

105 editions published between 1969 and 2012 in 14 languages and held by 3,504 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
Pale fire : a novel by Vladimir Vladimirovich Nabokov( Book )

110 editions published between 1962 and 2015 in 12 languages and held by 3,433 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nabokov offers a cornucopia of deceptive pleasures in a 999-line poem by the reclusive genius John Shade
King, queen, knave : a novel by Vladimir Vladimirovich Nabokov( Book )

82 editions published between 1928 and 2012 in 7 languages and held by 3,009 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
Pnin by Vladimir Vladimirovich Nabokov( Book )

112 editions published between 1957 and 2014 in 19 languages and held by 2,665 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

42 editions published between 1931 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 2,553 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

75 editions published between 1952 and 2014 in 8 languages and held by 2,481 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

72 editions published between 1947 and 2012 in 10 languages and held by 2,376 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 by E. E Cummings( Book )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 2,350 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 )

34 editions published between 1964 and 2013 in 8 languages and held by 2,135 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Memoires van een schrijver die na 1917 uit Rusland gevlucht is en in Europa en Amerika een carrière tracht op te bouwen
Mary : a novel by Vladimir Vladimirovich Nabokov( Book )

63 editions published between 1926 and 2014 in 12 languages and held by 2,104 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
Transparent things; a novel by Vladimir Vladimirovich Nabokov( Book )

45 editions published between 1972 and 2014 in 14 languages and held by 1,994 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
Despair : a novel by Vladimir Vladimirovich Nabokov( Book )

75 editions published between 1931 and 2012 in 9 languages and held by 1,992 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sardonic story of a man who undertakes the perfect crime - his own murder
Invitation to a beheading by Vladimir Vladimirovich Nabokov( Book )

80 editions published between 1935 and 2013 in 12 languages and held by 1,934 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 )

56 editions published between 1941 and 2012 in 10 languages and held by 1,655 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
Nikolai Gogol by Vladimir Vladimirovich Nabokov( Book )

56 editions published between 1944 and 2012 in 11 languages and held by 1,601 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biography of Gogol and criticisms of his works
Eugene Onegin by Aleksandr Sergeevich Pushkin( Book )

33 editions published between 1964 and 2000 in 3 languages and held by 1,543 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tired of the glitter and glamour of St Petersberg society, aristocratic dandy Eugene Onegin retreats to the country estate he has recently inherited
The enchanter by Vladimir Vladimirovich Nabokov( Book )

31 editions published between 1986 and 2012 in 6 languages and held by 1,541 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Enchanter is the Ur-Lolita, the precursor to Nabokov's classic novel. At once hilarious and chilling, it tells the story of an outwardly respectable man and his fatal obsession with certain pubescent girls, whose coltish grace and subconscious coquetry reveal, to his mind, a special bud on the verge of bloom
The original of Laura (Dying is fun) by Vladimir Vladimirovich Nabokov( Book )

40 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in 11 languages and held by 1,456 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A landmark publication of the literary master's unfinished final work is a fragmented draft as hand-written on 138 index cards that were originally requested for destruction and have been released by his son, in a volume that features removable facsimile reproductions
Lolita by Vladimir Vladimirovich Nabokov( Recording )

53 editions published between 1955 and 2012 in 6 languages and held by 1,438 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When it was published in 1955, Lolita immediately became a cause célèbre 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
 
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American poetry : the twentieth century
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controlled identityGodunov-Cherdynt︠s︡ev, Fedor

Darkbloom, Vivian

Darkbloom, Vivian 1899-1977

Nabokoff-Sirin, Wladimir, 1899-1977

Nabokov-Sirin, Vladimir

Nabokov-Sirin, Vladimir 1899-1977

Nabokov, Vladimir, 1899-1977

Shishkov, Vasiliĭ, 1899-1977

Sirin pseud

Sirin, V.

Sirin, V. 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- 1899-1977

Sirine, Vladimir

Sirine, Vladimir 1899-1977

Набоков, Владимир, 1899-1977

Набоков, Владимир Владимирович, 1899-1977

נאבוקוב, ולאדימיר, 1899-1977

נאבוקוב, ולאדימיר ולאדימירוביץ׳, 1899-1977

נבוקוב, ולדימיר, 1899-1977

納布可夫, 1899-1977

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Ada : or, Ardor: a family chroniclePale fire : a novelKing, queen, knave : a novelPninGlory : a novelThe gift : a novelBend sinisterAmerican poetry : the twentieth century