Laughter in the Dark (Google eBook)

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Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, Feb 16, 2011 - Fiction - 304 pages
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Albinus, a respectable, middle-aged man and aspiring filmmaker, abandons his wife for a lover half his age: Margot, who wants to become a movie star herself. When Albinus introduces her to Rex, an American movie producer, disaster ensues. What emerges is an elegantly sardonic and irresistibly ironic novel of desire, deceit, and deception, a curious romance set in the film world of Berlin in the 1930s.

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User Review  - Ivana - Goodreads

In the opening lines Nabokov reveals both the plot and the tone of the book and yet it doesn't make it any less interesting. The opening lines attracted me immediately: “Once upon a time there lived ... Read full review

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User Review  - Jennifer (JC-S) - Goodreads

'Once upon a time there lived in Berlin, Germany a man called Albinus. He was rich, respectable, happy; one day he abandoned his wife for the sake of a youthful mistress; he loved; was not loved; and ... Read full review

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About the author (2011)

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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