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 - 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
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