Author: Vladimir Nabokov

  • Penguin Classics
  • Format: Paperback
  • Published: 07 Dec 2000
  • Series: Penguin Modern Classics
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Nabokov's comic masterpiece charts the wry, bizarre progress of Professor Timofey Pnin, late of Tsarist Russia, now precariously perched on a college campus in the fast-beating heart of the USA. A man of complex emotions, Pnin does halting battle with American life and lanuage. But in this moving, amusing story of a seemingly born loser at odds with the New World, there is all the pathos of a generation cruelly and irrevocably severed from its past.

Product details

  • Format: Paperback
  • ISBN: 9780141183756
  • Size: 129 x 198mm
  • Pages: 176
  • Published: 07 Dec 2000
  • Publisher: Penguin Classics
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