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Pale Fire by Vladimir Nabokov
Mar 10, 1992 | ISBN 9780679410775
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  • Paperback $16.00

    Apr 23, 1989 | ISBN 9780679723424

  • Hardcover $25.00

    Mar 10, 1992 | ISBN 9780679410775

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    Feb 16, 2011 | ISBN 9780307787651

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"This centaur-work, half poem, half prose…is a creation of perfect beauty, symmetry, strangeness, originality and moral truth. Pretending to be a curio, it cannot disguise the fact that it is one of the great works of art of this century." —Mary McCarthy, The New Republic

"As a literary tour de force it surpasses anything else Mr. Nabokov has done." —Atlantic Monthly

"Scintillating, brilliantly inventive…[Pale Fire] has almost as many layers of meaning as an artichoke has petals." —Commonwealth

"Of all [Nabokov’s] inventions, Pale Fire is the wildest, the funniest and the most earnest. It is like nothing on God’s earth." —New York Herald Tribune

"A monstrous, witty, intricately entertaining work . . . done with dazzling skill." —Time

"Nabokov writes prose the only way it should be written, that is, ecstatically." —John Updike

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