• ADA, or Ardor: A Family Chronicle See large image

    ADA, or Ardor: A Family Chronicle (CD-Audio) By (author) Vladimir Nabokov, Read by Arthur Morey

    Hard to find title available from Book Depository

    $35.59 - Save $9.38 20% off - RRP $44.97 Free delivery worldwide Available
    Dispatched in 2 business days
    When will my order arrive?
    Add to basket | Add to wishlist |

    Also available in...
    Paperback $17.72

    DescriptionPublished two weeks after Vladimir Nabokov's seventieth birthday, Ada, or Ardor is one of his greatest masterpieces, the glorious culmination of his career as a novelist. It tells a love story troubled by incest, but it is also at once a fairy tale, epic, philosophical treatise on the nature of time, parody of the history of the novel, and erotic catalogue. Ada, or Ardor is no less than the supreme work of an imagination at white heat. This is the first American edition to include the extensive and ingeniously sardonic appendix by the author, written under the anagrammatic pseudonym Vivian Darkbloom. One of the twentieth century's master prose stylists, Vladimir Nabokov was born in St. Petersburg in 1899. He studied French and Russian literature at Trinity College, Cambridge, then lived in Berlin and Paris, where he launched a brilliant literary career. In 1940 he moved to the United States, and achieved renown as a novelist, poet, critic, and translator. He taught literature at Wellesley, Stanford, Cornell, and Harvard. In 1961 he moved to Montreux, Switzerland, where he died in 1977. Nabokov writes prose the only way it should be written, that is, ecstatically.? ? John Updike


Other books

Other people who viewed this bought | Other books in this category
Showing items 1 to 10 of 10

 

Reviews | Bibliographic data
  • Full bibliographic data for ADA, or Ardor

    Title
    ADA, or Ardor
    Subtitle
    A Family Chronicle
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Vladimir Nabokov, Read by Arthur Morey
    Physical properties
    Format: CD-Audio
    Width: 135 mm
    Height: 191 mm
    Thickness: 15 mm
    Weight: 113 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781441873439
    ISBN 10: 1441873430
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: GEN
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F1.1
    BIC subject category V2: FA
    Abridged Dewey: 813
    B&T Merchandise Category: AUD
    B&T General Subject: 360
    B&T Book Type: FI
    LC classification: PS
    DC22: FIC
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 51110
    Ingram Subject Code: JF
    Libri: I-JF
    BISAC V2.8: FIC000000
    Thema V1.0: FB
    BIC E4L: GNR
    Edition
    Unabridged
    Edition statement
    Library ed.
    Publisher
    BRILLIANCE AUDIO
    Imprint name
    BRILLIANCE AUDIO
    Publication date
    20 September 2011