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By Vladimir Nabokov

Released weeks after his 70th birthday, Ada, or Ardor is one in every of Nabokov's maximum masterpieces, the wonderful fruits of his occupation as a novelist. It tells a love tale stricken by way of incest. yet extra: it's also immediately a fairy story, epic, philosophical treatise at the nature of time, parody of the heritage of the unconventional, and erotic catalogue. Ada, or Ardor is not any below the perfect paintings of an mind's eye at white heat.

This is the 1st American version to incorporate the broad and ingeniously sardonic appendix by means of the writer, written less than the anagrammatic pseudonym Vivian Darkbloom.

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