Nabokov's comic masterpiece charts the wry, bizarre progress of Professor Timofey Pnin, late of Tsarist Russia, now precariously perched on a college campus in the fast-beating heart of the USA. A man of complex emotions, Pnin does halting battle with American life and language.
But in this moving, amusing story of a seemingly born loser at odds with the New World, there is all the pathos of a generation cruelly and irrevocably severed from its past.
"Hilariously funny and of a sadness." -Graham Greene""Pnin"'s vita, though its essence is saintliness, is yet a work of brilliant magic and fabulous laughter." -"The New Republic ""Fun and satire are just the beginning of the rewards of this novel. Generous, bewildered Pnin, that most kindly and impractical of men, wins our affection and respect." -"Chicago Tribune""Nabokov can move you to laughter in the way the masters can-to laughter that is near to tears." -"The Guardian"
Series: Penguin Modern Classics
Number Of Pages: 176
Published: December 2000
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 12.9 x 1.3
Weight (kg): 0.17
Edition Number: 1