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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (3,192 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Vladimir Nabokov Narrator: Arthur Morey Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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From Vladimir Nabokov, the writer who shocked and delighted the world with his novels Lolita, Pale Fire, and Ada, or Ardor, comes a magnificent collection of stories. Written between the 1920s and the 1950s, these sixty-eight tales — fourteen of which have been translated into English for the first time - display all the shades of Nabokov’s imagination. They range from sprightly fables to bittersweet tales of loss, from claustrophobic exercises in horror to a connoisseur’s samplings of the table of human folly. Read as a whole, The Stories of Vladimir Nabokov offers an intoxicating draft of the master’s genius, his devious wit, and his ability to turn language into an instrument of ecstasy. This edition includes the newly discovered story “Natasha.” “Sumptuous . . . glorious.” — The New York Times “Some of the most nape-tingling prose and devilish inventions in twentieth-century letters. . . . An authentic literary event.” — Time

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Rodney Welch | 2/12/2014

    " It wouldn't take all that much arm-twisting for me to make this a 5-star review, because some of these stories are masterpieces -- alas, the number of slight, precious, or just obscure tales does have an effect on the grandmaster's GPA. But there's so much in it that is spectacular: "Signs and Symbols," "The Vane Sisters," "Cloud, Castle, Lake," "Perfection," "Spring in Fialta," among many other glittering jewels. A must-buy for anyone interested in VN. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by James | 2/4/2014

    " Bar none, the finest collection of short English prose I have ever read. Nabokov was impossibly good. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by J.C. | 2/2/2014

    " the only reason I didn't finish was because there were like 1,000 stories in there and had no desire to read every single one. good stories though. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Rory | 1/31/2014

    " Ah Nabokov.. WHERE have you been all my life. "

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