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Glory

Nabokov, Vladimir

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ISBN 10: 0070457336 / ISBN 13: 9780070457331
Published by McGraw-Hill Book Company, New York, 1972
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Hardcover in dustjacket. 12mo. First edition. Press material laid in. Published in 1932 in Russian under the title Podvig; first edition in English, translated by Dmitri Nabokov. Book is in VG+ condition; a few white marks on front board, and lightly rubbed edges. Jacket is in near fine condition, with rubbed edges. 205 pp. Bookseller Inventory # 10664

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Title: Glory

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Book Company, New York

Publication Date: 1972

Binding: Hardcover

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Edition: First English language edition

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'In general Glory is my happiest thing.' 'The fun of Glory is . . . to be sought in the echoing and linking of minor events, in back-and-forth switches, which produce an illusion of impetus; in an old daydream directly becoming the blessing of the ball hugged to one's chest, or in the casual vision of Martin's mother grieving beyond the time-frame of the novel in an abstraction of the future that the reader can only guess at, even after he has raced through the last seven chapters where a regular madness of structural twists and a masquerade of all characters culminate in a furious finale, although nothing much happens at the very end - just a bird perching on a wicket in the greyness of a wet day' - Vladimir Nabokov

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Glory is the wryly ironic story of Martin Edelweiss, a twnety-two-year-old Russian emigre of no account, who is in love with a girl who refuses to marry him. Convinced that his life is about to be wasted and hoping to impress his love, he embarks on a "perilous, daredevil project"--an illegal attempt to re-enter the Soviet Union, from which he and his mother had fled in 1919. He succeeds--but at a terrible cost.

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