Ada or Ardor - Penguin Modern Classics (Paperback)
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Ada or Ardor - Penguin Modern Classics (Paperback)

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Paperback 496 Pages / Published: 06/04/2000
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Destroy and forget. But we still have an hour before tea…

Ada or Ardor is a romance that follows Ada from her first childhood meeting with Van Veen on his uncle's country estate, in a 'dream-bright' America, through eighty years of rapture, as they cross continents, are continually parted and reunited, come to learn the strange truth about their singular relationship and, decades later, put their extraordinary experiences into words.

Written in mischievous and magically flowing prose, Nabokov's longest, richest novel is a love story, but also a fairy tale, a historical parody, an erotic satire, an exploration of the passing of time and a supreme work of the imagination.

'A great work of art, radiant and rapturous, affirming the power of love and imagination' - The New York Times Book Review

Undoubtedly best-known for the controversial classic Lolita which brought him worldwide fame Vladimir Nabokov was born in St Petersburg but left Russia when the Bolshevik’s came to power. He wrote both in Russian and English including Pale Fire, The Real Life of Sebastian Knight, The Luzhin Defence, Ada and the autobiographical work Speak, Memory.

Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
ISBN: 9780141181875
Number of pages: 496
Weight: 455 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 34 mm

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“Ada or Ardor”

The most beautiful, stirring, otherworldly book in the English language. Each sentence is a journey into the capabilities of language, of imagery, of realism. This is his greatest novel, by some distance; is by no... More

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