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Nabokov, Vladimir Vladimirovich 1899-1977

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Lolita by Vladimir Vladimirovich Nabokov( Book )

584 editions published between 1955 and 2015 in 36 languages and held by 10,400 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 )

119 editions published between 1969 and 2012 in 10 languages and held by 3,460 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 )

117 editions published between 1962 and 2015 in 9 languages and held by 3,353 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 )

96 editions published between 1928 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 3,010 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 )

143 editions published between 1957 and 2015 in 20 languages and held by 2,671 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 )

55 editions published between 1931 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 2,582 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 )

112 editions published between 1952 and 2014 in 9 languages and held by 2,543 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 )

120 editions published between 1947 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 2,449 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 Library of America (Firm)( 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 )

37 editions published between 1974 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 2,119 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
Despair : a novel by Vladimir Vladimirovich Nabokov( Book )

85 editions published between 1931 and 2012 in 8 languages and held by 2,000 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Extensively revised by Nabokov in 1965--thirty years after its original publication--Despair is the wickedly inventive and richly derisive story of Hermann, a man who undertakes the perfect crime--his own murder
Invitation to a beheading by Vladimir Vladimirovich Nabokov( Book )

101 editions published between 1935 and 2013 in 10 languages and held by 1,977 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
Transparent things : a novel by Vladimir Vladimirovich Nabokov( Book )

42 editions published between 1972 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 1,946 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 New York 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 stories of Vladimir Nabokov by Vladimir Vladimirovich Nabokov( Book )

25 editions published between 1995 and 2013 in English and Italian and held by 1,905 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
Nikolai Gogol by Vladimir Vladimirovich Nabokov( Book )

69 editions published between 1944 and 2014 in 13 languages and held by 1,643 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biography of Gogol and criticisms of his works
The real life of Sebastian Knight by Vladimir Vladimirovich Nabokov( Book )

51 editions published between 1941 and 2012 in 6 languages and held by 1,607 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
Eugene Onegin by Aleksandr Sergeevich Pushkin( Book )

39 editions published between 1964 and 2000 in 3 languages and held by 1,561 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents Pushkin's poetic Russian classic about the heartless fop who is the object of an ardent young woman's selfless love
The enchanter by Vladimir Vladimirovich Nabokov( Book )

35 editions published between 1986 and 2012 in 6 languages and held by 1,534 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
Tyrants destroyed and other stories by Vladimir Vladimirovich Nabokov( Book )

20 editions published between 1974 and 1981 in 3 languages and held by 1,366 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of short stories about Russian émigrés in Germany and France after the Russian Revolution
The original of Laura (Dying is fun) by Vladimir Vladimirovich Nabokov( Book )

29 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 1,326 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 facsimile reproductions
 
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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