A Russian beauty and other stories

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McGraw-Hill, 1973 - Fiction - 268 pages
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User Review  - John - Goodreads

Decent stories. Quite a wide variety. Some were simple, everyday life. Others were deeply figurative. My favorite was “The Visit to the Museum.” It was a brilliant tale of the nightmare feelings ... Read full review

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User Review  - Wigglecandy - Goodreads

While I thought some of the stories were boring or babble there were a few that made reading this collection worthwhile. I liked "An Affair of Honor", but I particularly enjoyed "A Dashing Fellow ... Read full review

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Vladimir Vladimirovich Nobokov was born April 22, 1899 in St. Petersburg, Russia to a wealthy family. He attended Trinity College, Cambridge. When he left Russia, he moved to Paris and eventually to the United States in 1940. He taught at Wellesley College and Cornell University. Nobokov is revered as one of the great American novelists of the 20th Century. Before he moved to the United States, he wrote under the pseudonym Vladimir Serin. Among those titles, were Mashenka, his first novel and Invitation to a Beheading. The first book he wrote in English was The Real Life of Sebastian Knight. He is best know for his work Lolita which was made into a movie in 1962. In addition to novels, he also wrote poetry and short stories. Nabokov died July 2, 1977.

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