Written in inimitable, magical prose, these sixty-five stories span Nabokov's extraordinary life and career. Arranged chronologically to illuminate his development as a writer, the collection displays Nabokov's astonishing range of technical and formal inventiveness: the dazzling sleight of hand, fanciful fairy tales, ingenious puzzles, enchanting vignettes and haunting melancholic narratives full of disturbing ambiguities. 'His talent for telling stories - happily apparent in this marvellous collection...is the Nabokovian finishing touch which makes reading his work such an intense joy...his passion for words is passed to us like spoonfuls of the best honey' Daily Telegraph
Series: Penguin Classics Ser.
Number Of Pages: 816
Published: May 2001
Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 12.8 x 2.7
Weight (kg): 0.42