Ada or Ardor

Ada or Ardor : A Family Chronicle

By (author)


You save US$5.98

Free delivery worldwide

Dispatched from the UK in 3 business days

When will my order arrive?

Written in mischievous and magically flowing prose, "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.

show more
  • Paperback | 496 pages
  • 128 x 196 x 38mm | 459.99g
  • Penguin Books Ltd
  • LondonUnited Kingdom
  • English
  • 0141181877
  • 9780141181875
  • 36,765

Other books in Contemporary Fiction

Other people who viewed this bought:

Flap copy

Published two weeks after his seventieth birthday, Ada, or Ardor is one of Nabokov's greatest masterpieces, the glorious culmination of his career as a novelist. It tells a love story troubled by incest. But more: 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.

show more

About Vladimir Nabokov

Vladimir Nabokov (1899-1977) was born in St Petersburg. He wrote his first literary works in Russian, but rose to international prominence as a masterly prose stylist for the novels he composed in English, most famously, Lolita. Between 1923 and 1940 he published novels, short stories, plays, poems and translations in the Russian language and established himself as one of the most outstanding Russian emigre writers.

show more

Reviews from