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Title:Laughter in the Dark
Format Type:Ebook
Author:Vladimir Nabokov
Publisher:New Directions
ISBN 13:
Number of Pages:292
Category:Fiction, Classics, Russia, Russian literature, Novels, Literature

Laughter in the Dark by Vladimir Nabokov

PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC Laughter in the Dark Once upon a time there lived in Berlin Germany a man called Albinus He was rich respectable happy one day he abandoned his wife for the sake of a youthful mistress he loved was not loved and his life ended in disaster Thus begins Vladimir Nabokov s Laughter in the Dark this the author tells us is the whole story except that he starts from here with his characteristic dazzling skill and irony and brilliantly turns a fable into a chilling original novel of folly and destruction Amidst a Weimar era milieu of silent film stars artists and aspirants Nabokov creates a merciless masterpiece as Albinus an aging critic falls prey to his own desires to his teenage mistress and to Axel Rex the scheming rival for her affections who finds his greatest joy in the downfall of others Published first in Russian as Kamera Obskura in this book appeared in Nabokov s own English translation six years later This New Directions edition based on the text as Nabokov revised it in features a new introduction by Booker Prize winner John Banville

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