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The Resource Pale fire, Vladimir Nabokov

Pale fire, Vladimir Nabokov

Label
Pale fire
Title
Pale fire
Statement of responsibility
Vladimir Nabokov
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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 Shades's editor, Charles Kinbote. Known on campus as the 'Great Beaver', Kinbote is haughty and intolerant, but 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
Member of
Summary
Nabokov's parody, half poem and half commentary on the poem, deals with the escapades of the deposed king of Zemala in a New England college town.
Theme
Storyline
Pace
Tone
Writing style
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
005443
Cataloging source
BDS
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1899-1977
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Nabokov, Vladimir Vladimirovich
Dewey number
813.54
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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True
Series statement
Penguin classics
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  • Experimental fiction
  • Poets, American
Target audience
adult
Label
Pale fire, Vladimir Nabokov
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Publication
Note
Originally published: London: Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 1962
Control code
000051896425
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
272 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780141185262
Isbn Type
(paperback)
System control number
(OCoLC)857544031
Label
Pale fire, Vladimir Nabokov
Publication
Note
Originally published: London: Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 1962
Control code
000051896425
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
272 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780141185262
Isbn Type
(paperback)
System control number
(OCoLC)857544031

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