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Title:
A Russian beauty and other stories
Author:
Nabokov, Vladimir Vladimirovich, 1899-1977.
Edition:
[First edition].
Publication Information:
New York : McGraw-Hill [1973]

[©1973]
Physical Description:
268 pages ; 22 cm
Language:
English
Contents:
A Russian beauty.--The Leonardo.--Torpid smoke.--Breaking the news.--Lips to lips.--The visit to the museum.--An affair of honor.--Terra incognita.--A dashing fellow.--Ultima Thule.--Solus Rex.--The potato elf.--The circle.
ISBN:
9780070457355
Format :
Book

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Vladimir Vladimirovich Nobokov was born April 22, 1899 in St. Petersburg, Russia to a wealthy family. He attended Trinity College, Cambridge. When he left Russia, he moved to Paris and eventually to the United States in 1940. He taught at Wellesley College and Cornell University.

Nobokov is revered as one of the great American novelists of the 20th Century. Before he moved to the United States, he wrote under the pseudonym Vladimir Serin. Among those titles, were Mashenka, his first novel and Invitation to a Beheading. The first book he wrote in English was The Real Life of Sebastian Knight. He is best know for his work Lolita which was made into a movie in 1962. In addition to novels, he also wrote poetry and short stories. He was a finalist for the National Book Award for Fiction seven times, but never won it.

Nabokov died July 2, 1977.


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