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Mary; Vladimir Nabokov translated from Russian by Michael Glenny in collaboration with the author

Mary; Vladimir Nabokov translated from Russian by Michael Glenny in collaboration with the author

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Publisher: McGraw Hill Book Company New York Toronto


Edition:First Edition


Year: 1970


Description: VF, 114 pp. McGraw Hill First Edition 1970 (stated); Mary is Vladimir Nabokov's first novel written in Berlin where he and his wife were living. It was published in 1926 in Russian by Slovo Publishers. Mary is the story of Lev Ganin a Russian emigre and former White Guard Officer displaced by the Russian Revolution. He meets a neighbor in the boarding house another Russian emigre Aleksey Alfylorov. He discovers that his neighbor is waiting for his wife Mary to arrive soon from Russia. As it turns out Mary is Lev Ganin's first true love. Lev abandons his girlfriend and plots to steal Mary away from her husband as he looses himself in his memories of their love for each other. In the end he realizes the illusion of his preimposing the past on the present and abandons his plan as he moves on to his future.; Made into a British movie Maschenka (1987) directed by John Goldschmidt starring Cary Elwes as Lev Ganin (best known for his role as Westley in the Princess Bride),; VF dj protected by mylar covering. Vladimir Nabokov b.1899 - d.1977


Author: Vladimir Nabokov translated from Russian by Michael Glenny in collaboration with the author

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