Nabokov was an obsessed boy and man--obsessed by sheer form, obsessed by language, obsessed by butterflies, obsessed by chess. That his most famous work, and the one that finally made him independently wealthy once again, combined most of these obsessions is not in itself surprising. But when Nabokov came to America he found himself at home for the first time in his life as an exile. He rediscovered his boyhood in the Rockies and on the Great Plains. In America, Nabokov also made the kind of male friend one usually makes only much earlier in life, at school or the university. When he met Edmund Wilson in Palo Alto, the two men took to each other immediately, indulging in private jokes and lively verbal sparring.
She evokes warm pictures of family life, memorable portraits of an indulgent mother and a courageous father. In what is for me one of the most moving passages of the book, the young Nabokov is at school, worried over the possible death of his father in a duel. The elder Nabokov, who disapproved of dueling, had been maneuvered into challenging the editor of a libelous paper. Home at last, the son hears cheerful voices.
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I brushed past my uncle and reached the landing. And then it happened: My heart welled in me like a wave. No handkerchief, the final touch. But young Nabokov, always impeccably turned out, with no handkerchief? It is one of the prime virtues [of the book] that the work is explored as thoroughly as the man. More information about this seller Contact this seller 2.
More information about this seller Contact this seller 3. Two volume set in blue cloth binding, minor wear, very clean and tightly bound appear unread. Both volumes with light foxing to top edges of the text block, otherwise the contents are unmarked, bright and clean. Minor wear to both dust jackets, not price-clipped and now protected in a clear archival sleeve. Selling as a set, ships media mail only no extra fees will be charged , unless contacted for airmail shipping Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket.
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More information about this seller Contact this seller 4. Published by Princeton: Princeton Univ. About this Item: Princeton: Princeton Univ.
Dust Jacket Included. Volume 1: The Russian Years.
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Volume 2: The American Years. Each volume is a First Edition, First Printing. Introduction, notes, bibliography, index. More information about this seller Contact this seller 5. Published by NJ: Princeton Univ. Fine hardcovers in Fine djs dj of volume 1 is price-clipped; gift inscription in pen to upper right corner of half-title page of volume 1; name in pen to half-title page of volume 2.
Each volume is illustrated with 34 pages of photographs and illustrations. Each volume has an introduction, notes, bibliography, and an index. More information about this seller Contact this seller 6. Fine hardcovers in Fine djs. Each volume is illustrated with 34pp.
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Volume 1 is First Edition, 2nd printing. Volume 2 is a First Edition, First Printing. More information about this seller Contact this seller 9.
Condition: Near Fine. No Jacket. First Edition, First Printing. Tiniest of wear marks at foot of both spines, else Fine.