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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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - lisa.isselee - LibraryThing
This book for me was pretty ok, the start was a bit tough to get trough but it got better near the end and I did quite enjoy it. I did have some trouble with all the different names, but that's just me I guess. Read full review
MARYUser Review - Jane Doe - Kirkus
This is Nabokov's first novel (Mashenka), more properly novella, which is best read for its germinal indications of the later works to follow: particularly the theme of the emigre in transition which ... Read full review