Laughter in the Dark

Author(s): Vladimir Nabokov

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'Berlin-west, a morning in May.' An aspiring young Berlin actress turns the tables on her lustful middle-aged admirer, in Nabokov's deadpan, deliciously cruel story of hopeless infatuation and horribly inventive revenge.


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"Nabokov writes prose the only way it should be written that is, a ecstatically." -- John Updike

Vladimir Nabokov was born in 1899 in St Petersburg. He wrote his first literary works in Russian, but rose to international prominence as a masterly prose stylist for the novels he composed in English, most famously, Lolita. Between 1923 and 1940 he published novels, short stories, plays, poems and translations in the Russian language and established himself as one of the most outstanding Russian emigre writers. He died in 1977.

General Fields

  • : 9780241261248
  • : Penguin Books Ltd
  • : Penguin Classics
  • : November 2016
  • : 181mm X 111mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : January 2017
  • : books

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  • : 208
  • : Vladimir Nabokov
  • : Paperback
  • : 891.7342