By Vladimir Nabokov
Published weeks after his 70th birthday, Ada, or Ardor is one in all Nabokov's maximum masterpieces, the wonderful fruits of his occupation as a novelist. It tells a love tale afflicted through incest. But extra: it's also straight away a fairy story, epic, philosophical treatise at the nature of time, parody of the historical past of the radical, and erotic catalogue. Ada, or Ardor is not any under the perfect paintings of an mind's eye at white heat.
This is the 1st American version to incorporate the vast and ingeniously sardonic appendix by means of the writer, written lower than the anagrammatic pseudonym Vivian Darkbloom.
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