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Penguin Books Limited, Mar 1, 2012 - Fiction - 192 pages
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'In general Glory is my happiest thing.' 'The fun of Glory is . . . to be sought in the echoing and linking of minor events, in back-and-forth switches, which produce an illusion of impetus; in an old daydream directly becoming the blessing of the ball hugged to one's chest, or in the casual vision of Martin's mother grieving beyond the time-frame of the novel in an abstraction of the future that the reader can only guess at, even after he has raced through the last seven chapters where a regular madness of structural twists and a masquerade of all characters culminate in a furious finale, although nothing much happens at the very end - just a bird perching on a wicket in the greyness of a wet day' - Vladimir Nabokov

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User Review  - CGlanovsky - LibraryThing

My experience of Nabokov is merely nascent, but I absolutely loved "Invitation to a Beheading" and "Bend Sinister". Innovative, rich, gripping, beautifully written. I can only say that I'm thrilled to ... Read full review


User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

A toast to Nabokov! Glory is well-named. As the magician himself says, in one of those familiar forewords no doubt designed to put critics out of business, "it soars to heights of purity and ... Read full review

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About the author (2012)

Vladimir Nabokov was born in 1899 in St Petersburg. He wrote his first literary works in Russian, but rose to international prominence as a masterly prose stylist for the novels he composed in English, most famously, Lolita. Between 1923 and 1940 he published novels, short stories, plays, poems and translations in the Russian language and established himself as one of the most outstanding Russian émigré writers. He died in 1977.

Dmitri Nabokov is Vladimir Nabokov's son.

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