Lectures on Literature

Lectures on Literature

4.34 (2,132 ratings by Goodreads)
By (author)  , By (author) 

Free delivery worldwide

Available. Expected delivery to the United States in 15-20 business days.

Not ordering to the United States? Click here.


The acclaimed author of Lolita offers unique insight into works by James Joyce, Franz Kafka, Jane Austen, and others -- with an introduction by John Updike.

In the 1940s, when Vladimir Nabokov first embarked on his academic career in the United States, he brought with him hundreds of original lectures on the authors he most admired. For two decades those lectures served as the basis for Nabokov's teaching, first at Wellesley and then at Cornell, as he introduced undergraduates to the delights of great fiction.

This volume collects Nabokov's famous lectures on Western European literature, with analysis and commentary on Charles Dickens's Bleak House, Gustav Flaubert's Madame Bovary, Marcel Proust's The Walk by Swann's Place, Robert Louis Stevenson's "The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde," and other works.

Edited and with a Foreword by Fredson Bowers.
show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 385 pages
  • 135 x 203 x 27.94mm | 340.19g
  • Boston, MA, United States
  • English
  • 0156027755
  • 9780156027755
  • 84,408

Rating details

2,132 ratings
4.34 out of 5 stars
5 51% (1,084)
4 35% (752)
3 11% (243)
2 2% (40)
1 1% (13)
Book ratings by Goodreads
Goodreads is the world's largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews. We're featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book. Close X