Mary (Google eBook)

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Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, Feb 16, 2011 - Fiction - 144 pages
10 Reviews
Mary is a gripping tale of youth, first love, and nostalgia--Nabokov's first novel.  In a Berlin rooming house filled with an assortment of seriocomic Russian émigrés, Lev Ganin, a vigorous young officer poised between his past and his future, relives his first love affair.  His memories of Mary are suffused with the freshness of youth and the idyllic ambience of pre-revolutionary Russia.  In stark contrast is the decidedly unappealing boarder living in the room next to Ganin's, who, he discovers, is Mary's husband, temporarily separated from her by the Revolution but expecting her imminent arrival from Russia.


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User Review  - John Pappas - Goodreads

I suppose Nabokov scholars might herald the recent publication of the posthumous drafts and notes of the novel-to-be entitled The Original of Laura because of the insight it gives into Nabokov's ... Read full review

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User Review  - Dian Natalia - Goodreads

“...memory can restore to life everything except smells, although nothing revives the past so completely as a smell that was once associated with it.” My first Nabokov's book. Overall, I enjoy the way ... Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
1
Section 2
5
Section 3
28
Section 4
38
Section 5
49
Section 6
63
Section 7
78
Section 8
83
Section 9
86
Section 10
95
Section 11
105
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Vladimir Nabokov (1899-1977), one of the 20th century's greatest writers in both Russian and English, was born in St. Petersburg, Russia, and spent his adult life in Germany, France, the United States, and Switzerland. In addition to his literary work, he was a passionate lepidopterist and chess player. His books include "Lolita, Pale Fire, The Real Light of Sebastian Knight, Laughter in the Dark", and many more.

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