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Ada or Ardor

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Ada or Ardor by Vladimir Nabokov
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Written in mischievous and magically flowing prose, Ada or Ardor- A Family Chronicle ranks as Nabokov's other great love story, with some of Lolita's perversity and much, much more of its master's playfulness. A romance that follows Ada from her first childhood meeting with Van on his uncle's country estate, in a 'dream-bright' America, through eighty years of rapture, Nabokov's 'longest, richest, most ambitious novel' also becomes, as Brian Boyd says, a great many other things- 'myth, fairy tale, utopian idyll, family chronicle, personal memoir, historical romance, erotic catalogue... picture gallery and filmic folly'.

Author Biography

One of the twentieth century's master prose stylists, Vladimir Nabokov (1899 - 1977) was born in St Petersburg, but left Russia when the Bolsheviks seized power. He studied French and Russian literature at Trinity College, Cambridge, then lived in Berlin and Paris, where he launched a brilliant literary career. In 1940 he moved to the United States, and achieved renown as a novelist, poet, critic, and translator. He taught literature at Wellesley, Stanford, Cornell, and Harvard. In 1961 he moved to Montreux, Switzerland, where he died in 1977. His first novel in English was The Real Life of Sebastian Knight, published in 1941. His other books include Ada or Ardor (1969), Laughter in the Dark (1933), Pale Fire (1962), the short story collection Details of a Sunset (1976) and Lolita (1955), his best-known novel.
Release date NZ
April 6th, 2000
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Imprint
Penguin Classics
Pages
496
Dimensions
130x198x21
ISBN-13
9780141181875
Product ID
1684244

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