Mary (Google eBook)
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.
From the Trade Paperback edition.
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Review: MaryUser 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
Review: MaryUser 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