A Russian Beauty and Other Stories

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Penguin Books, 1975 - Russian fiction - 237 pages
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A RUSSIAN BEAUTY & OTHER STORIES

User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

Nabokov has always been a conjurer writer whose rippling presence we can feel on every page and yet one who holds himself satanically aloof from us. He has one message. It is the message not of art ... Read full review

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About the author (1975)

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. He was a finalist for the National Book Award for Fiction seven times, but never won it. Nabokov died July 2, 1977.

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