Tyrants destroyed and other stories

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McGraw-Hill, 1975 - Fiction - 238 pages
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A collection of short stories about Russian émigrés in Germany and France after the Russian Revolution.

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User Review  - Alice Florence - Goodreads

Not bad for a book of short stories. Loved the devil fairytale but found the famous Vane Sisters a bit dull. I'd give it an extra .5 for including stuffed skunks. Read full review

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User Review  - Marie - Goodreads

Some of his stories are stunningly mediocre, which I found oddly comforting. My favorite was probably the one where a fellow has a deal with the devil and fails - the plot is so pat, but the execution ... Read full review

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Histoire Russe, Volume 8

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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. Nabokov died July 2, 1977.

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