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Mary by Vladimir Nabokov

'Nabokov can move you to laughter in the way that masters can - to laughter that is near to tears' GuardianLev Ganin is a young officer sharing a boarding house in Berlin with a host of Russian emigres. Alone in his room, he dreams of his first love, Mary. Awash with memories of youth and idyllic scenes of pre-Revolution Russia, Ganin becomes convinced that Mary is in fact the wife of a fellow-boarder, due to arrive at this very house soon. He longs for her arrival, when he can whisk her away and leave everything behind ...

About the Author

Considered to be one of the greatest novelists of the twentieth century, Vladimir Nabokov was born in St Petersburg in 1899. After living in Europe and studying at Cambridge University, he moved to the United States in 1940, where he pursued a brilliant literary career. He died in 1977 in Switzerland.

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Book Info

Publication date

1st October 2009

Author

Vladimir Nabokov

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Publisher

Penguin Classics an imprint of Penguin Books Ltd

Format

Paperback
128 pages

Categories

Classic fiction (pre c 1945)
Fiction in translation

ISBN

9780141191478

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