Mary: A Novel
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: 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 - Jonfaith - Goodreads
I read this in 1999 and then again a few years ago. THIS is what first novels should aspire towards. Instead every MFA wants to Pynchon-it over the fence and we have reams of bad puns and pop culture ... Read full review