By Vladimir Nabokov
Published weeks after his 70th birthday, Ada, or Ardor is one among Nabokov's maximum masterpieces, the wonderful end result of his profession as a novelist. It tells a love tale stricken via incest. But extra: it's also right now a fairy story, epic, philosophical treatise at the nature of time, parody of the heritage of the unconventional, and erotic catalogue. Ada, or Ardor is not any under the best paintings of an mind's eye at white heat.
This is the 1st American version to incorporate the wide and ingeniously sardonic appendix via the writer, written below the anagrammatic pseudonym Vivian Darkbloom.
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Ada, or Ardor: A Family Chronicle by Vladimir Nabokov