In "Pale Fire" Nabokov offers a cornucopia of deceptive pleasures: a 999-line poem by the recluse genius John Shade: an adoring foreward and commentary by Shade's self-styled Boswell, Dr. Charles Kinbote: a darkly comic novel of suspense, literary idolatry and one-upmanship, and political intrigue.
"This centaur work, half-poem, half-prose . . . is a creation of perfect beauty, symmetry, strangeness, originality and moral truth.Pretending to be a curio, it cannot disguise the fact that it is one of the great works of art of this century."--Mary McCarthy"
Series: Vintage International
Number Of Pages: 315
Published: 23rd April 1989
Publisher: Random House USA Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 20.3 x 13.3 x 0.2
Weight (kg): 0.24