• Penguin Modern Classics: Pale Fire

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    • Category : 20TH CENTURY CLASSIC
    • ISBN Code: 9780141185262
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    • By (Author): Nabokov, Vladimir
    • Publisher: Penguin Uk
    • Published Date: 31 Aug 2000


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The American poet John Shade is dead, murdered. His last poem, Pale Fire, is put into a book, together with a preface, a lengthy commentary and notes by Shade's editor, Charles Kinbote. Known on campus as the 'Great Beaver', Kinbote is haughty, inquisitive, intolerant, but is he also mad, bad and even dangerous? As his wildly eccentric annotations slide into the personal and the fantastical, Kinbote reveals perhaps more than he should. Nabokov's darkly witty, richly inventive masterwork is a suspenseful whodunit, a story of one-upmanship and dubious penmanship, and a glorious literary conundrum.

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