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Nov 05, 1991
| ISBN 9780679727248
Feb 16, 2011
| ISBN 9780307787576
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Nov 05, 1991 | ISBN 9780679727248
Feb 16, 2011 | ISBN 9780307787576
Glory is the wryly ironic story of Martin Edelweiss, a twenty-two-year-old Russian émigré of no account, who is in love with a girl who refuses to marry him. Convinced that his life is about to be wasted and hoping to impress his love, he embarks on a “perilous, daredevil project”–an illegal attempt to re-enter the Soviet Union, from which he and his mother had fled in 1919. He succeeds–but at a terrible cost.
Vladimir Nabokov studied French and Russian literature at Trinity College, Cambridge, then lived in Berlin and Paris, writing prolifically in Russian under the pseudonym Sirin. In 1940, he left France for America, where he wrote some of his greatest works—Bend Sinister (1947), Lolita (1955), Pnin (1957),… More about Vladimir Nabokov
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