About the book
Thirteen strangely wrought, ingeniously crafted stories make up Nabokov's baker's dozen. In some of these stories shadowy people pass through, cooped up by life, with nowhere to escape to. Their dreams lie stifled, smothered by routine and repetition, and frustrations lurk in all the corners. In others, elusive glimpses of fleeting happiness, which flutter away before they can be snatched, waylay their victims. Like the shimmer of the sea, the gleam of a glass caught by the sun, they sparkle brilliantly only to dissolve again.
Including: Spring in Fialta, A Forgotten Poet, First Love, Signs and Symbols, The Assistant Producer, The Aurelian, Cloud Castle Lake, Conversation Piece 1945, That in Aleppo Once, Time and Ebb, Scenes from the Life of a Double Monster, Mademoiselle O and Lance
About the Author
All of our books that have a dust wrapper are covered in clear protective, removable film and are packed professionally in bubble wrap and a box for shipping so that they reach you in perfect condition.
Book Condition & Notes
Very good first edition, In a good unclipped dust jacket with slight foxing on the page block and dust jacket with slight wear and chipping to spine.
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