Mary (Google eBook)

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Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, Feb 16, 2011 - Fiction - 144 pages
11 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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Review: Mary

User Review  - Gaurav Sethi - Goodreads

It has been some while since we last reviewed a novel by Vladimir Nabokov. This blog sort of disappeared this summer. But autumn was a kind of rebirth and we are happy to say that we have just ... Read full review

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User Review  - Viji Sarath (Bookish endeavors) - Goodreads

Dull.. Boring.. Not what someone would expect from a writer like Nabokov,but considering the fact that this was his first novel,it was quite good. Romance,nostalgia,and waiting.. It's a set of golden ... Read full review

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Section 1
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Section 2
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Section 3
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Section 4
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Section 5
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Section 6
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Section 7
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Section 8
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Section 9
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Section 10
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Section 11
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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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