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King, queen, knave

Author: Vladimir Vladimirovich Nabokov
Publisher: New York : Vintage Books, 1989.
Series: Penguin classics.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Fiction : English : 1st Vintage International edView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Nabokov, Vladimir Vladimirovich, 1899-1977.
King, queen, knave.
New York : Vintage Books, 1989
(DLC) 88040530
(OCoLC)19130784
Material Type: Document, Fiction, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Vladimir Vladimirovich Nabokov
ISBN: 9780307787644 0307787648 1299042368 9781299042360 9780718192884 0718192885
OCLC Number: 619919296
Description: 1 online resource (xi, 272 pages)
Series Title: Penguin classics.
Other Titles: Korolʹ, dama, valet.
Responsibility: Vladimir Nabokov ; translated by Dmitri Nabokov in collaboration with the author.

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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 bespectacled nephew Franz.  Read more...

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