The Original of Laura: (Dying Is Fun) A Novel in Fragments - Penguin Modern Classics (Hardback)
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The Original of Laura: (Dying Is Fun) A Novel in Fragments - Penguin Modern Classics (Hardback)

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This legendary novel has been the source of much anxiety and contention for Nabokov's fans - and family. The late Vladimir Nabokov requested that this unfinished work be destroyed, but his son, Dmitri, did not oblige, although neither did he allow the work to be published - until now. "The Original of Laura" is about a wonderfully large man called Philip Wild, married to a very promiscuous woman, and whose meditations concern the nature of death. The novel was complete in Nabokov's mind, though he died before he could translate his vision on to paper. It is hard, however, to imagine any scholars, Nabokov enthusiasts or literature lovers being disappointed by even these fragments.

Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
ISBN: 9780141191157
Number of pages: 304
Weight: 1246 g
Dimensions: 241 x 167 x 44 mm

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“A piece of history”

It was with some trepidation that I picked up a copy of this. Is it right to read a book an author wanted destroyed? Dimitri Nabokov begins his introduction by trying to answer this question, and I decided to give it... More

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5th January 2010
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