King, Queen, Knave (Penguin Modern Classics)

King, Queen, Knave (Penguin Modern Classics)

By: Vladimir Nabokov (author), Dmitri Nabokov (translator)Paperback

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'Of all my novels this bright brute is the gayest', Nabokov wrote of "King, Queen, Knave". Comic, sensual and cerebral, it dramatizes an Oedipal love triangle, a tragi-comedy of husband, wife and lover, through Dreyer the rich businessman, his ripe-lipped ad mercenary wife Martha, and their bespectacled nephew Franz. 'If a resolute Freudian manages to slip in' - Nabokov darts a glance to the reader - 'he or she should be warned that a number of cruel traps have been set here and there'.

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About Author

Vladimir Nabokov (1899-1977) was one of the great writers of the twentieth century, as well as a translator and lepidopterist. His works include, from the Russian novels, The Luzhin Defense and The Gift; from the English novels, Lolita, Pnin, Pale Fire and Ada; the autobiographical Speak, Memory; translations of Alice in Wonderland into Russian and Eugene Onegin into English; and lectures on literature. All of the fiction and Speak, Memory are published in Penguin.

Product Details

  • publication date: 22/02/2001
  • ISBN13: 9780141185774
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 288
  • ID: 9780141185774
  • weight: 306
  • ISBN10: 0141185775
  • translations: Russian

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